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Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free film poster – for What the Bleep Do We Know!?

This is a poster for What the Bleep Do We Know!?.
The poster art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the film, Roadside Attractions, the publisher of the film or the graphic artist.
Further details: Movie poster provided by to be used to promote the film. This copyright image may be used non-commercially to promote awareness of the film "What the Bleep do We know".


The poster art can or could be obtained from Roadside Attractions.


What the Bleep Do We Know!?

Portion used

The entire poster: because the image is poster art, a form of product packaging or service marketing, the entire image is needed to identify the product or service, properly convey the meaning and branding intended, and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the image.

Low resolution?

The copy is of sufficient resolution for commentary and identification but lower resolution than the original poster. Copies made from it will be of inferior quality, unsuitable as counterfeit artwork, pirate versions or for uses that would compete with the commercial purpose of the original artwork.

Purpose of use

Main infobox. The image is used for identification in the context of critical commentary of the work, product or service for which it serves as poster art. It makes a significant contribution to the user's understanding of the article, which could not practically be conveyed by words alone. The image is placed in the infobox at the top of the article discussing the work, to show the primary visual image associated with the work, and to help the user quickly identify the work, product or service and know they have found what they are looking for. Use for this purpose does not compete with the purposes of the original artwork, namely the creator providing graphic design services, and in turn the marketing of the promoted item.


As film poster art, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image that shows the same artwork or poster would also be copyrighted, and any version that is not true to the original would be inadequate for identification or commentary.

Other information

Use of the poster art in the article complies with Wikipedia non-free content policy and fair use under United States copyright law as described above.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of What the Bleep Do We Know!?//


Fair use in What the Bleep Do We Know!?[edit]

Though this image is subject to copyright, its use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws because:

  1. It was provided for republication in the film's press kit, with the intent that it be republished.
  2. It's a low resolution copy of a Film Poster / VHS or DVD Cover.
  3. It doesn't limit the copyright owner's rights to sell the film in any way, in fact, it may encourage sales.
  4. Because of the low resolution, copies could not be used to make illegal copies of the artwork/image.
  5. The image is itself a subject of discussion in the article or used in the infobox thereof.
  6. The image is significant because it was used to promoted a notable film.


  1. Derived from a digital capture (photo/scan) of the Film Poster/ VHS or DVD Cover (creator of this digital version is irrelevant as the copyright in all equivalent images is still held by the same party). Copyright held by the film company or the artist. Claimed as fair use regardless.

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