From The Managing Editor: Oct. 26, 1992

TIME HAS BEEN SUCH AN ICON IN AMERICAN LIFE SINCE Its founding in 1923 that the magazine's cover frequently finds its way into other media. In the 1950 film A Woman of Distinction, for example, actress Rosalind Russell appears on a make-believe Time cover. More recently, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger could be seen in Batman perusing a Time cover.

Under copyright law, we own the rights to our covers. It is possible for those who do not own copyrighted materials to make "fair use" of them, but generally those who employ Time covers must first obtain our permission. As a...

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