My main question is, I am intending to make a documentary style biographical book about the Virtual Boy (Failed consoled in the 90s) using pictures. Most of which copyrighted from the 1990s. All the text of the book would be my own but the pictures are necessary.
I assume their has to be a loop hole because their are so many photo biographical books and i m sure not every one found every single photographer and paid 200 different people royalties. Isn t their a creative commons and fair use policy that protects using copyrighted material so long as it s transformative, in the context of education (which this will be) and in the context of a documentary (which this will be)
I basically want to chronicalize in a picture book, the rise, the fall, the pros, cons and theories surrounding the virtual boy all in one coffee table picture book.
Is it legal to use pictures others took of the VB with photo credit given under the picture and say a logo or a quote or two. With my story of the VB being essentially all the rest?