A loss for the history of illustration

Two days ago I received this email

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First name: Sawyer

Last name: Jacobs

Company name: Sabin, Bermant & Gould LLP

Address: One World Trade Center

City: New York

State/Region/Province: NEW YORK

ZIP: 10007

Country: United States (US)

Phone number: 2123817140

Email address: sjacobs@sabinfirm.com

Copyright holder: Advance Magazine Publishers Inc.

Location of unauthorized material:










Location of original materials:

The copyrighted works are covers of The New Yorker Magazine. In addition, The New Yorker’s covers can be found throughout a number of my client’s websites, i.e. newyorker.com, newyorkerstore.com & condenaststore.com.

Description of original materials:

New Yorker Magazine covers.

I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

I acknowledge that a copy of this infringement notice and any correspondence related to it, including any contact information I provided above (address, telephone number, and email address), will be forwarded to the user who uploaded the content at issue.

Digital signature: Sawyer C. Jacobs

Signed on: 2016-05-05 16:07:40




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In my blog I just posted the covers (and not the content) of the The New Yorker magazine.

These covers are publicly accessible on the web to everyone.

E.g., the unauthorized material reported about the post Closing September https://thenewyorkercovers.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/closing-set/ refers the cover http://images.archives.newyorker.com/rvimageserver/Conde%20Nast/New%20Yorker/2016_04_25/page0000001.jpg which is publicly accessible to everyone.

I find it unfair to these reports which block a blog that simply collects all the published covers, but I have no desire or intention to sue to see recognize my rights.

So I close this blog and I stop my work there.

All of us we lose from a cultural and artistic history point.