Maurice did more than peruse Google for a legal opinion; he spoke with an entertainment lawyer, who advised him that: 1) That "basically CBS owns the images." In other words, they are not, as "the collector" has asserted (on Facebook and Amazon) "without question part of the public domain." Although Jacobs Brown Press has mantained that the images are public domain, they are suspiciously absent from the cover (front and back) of the book, as has been pointed out in this thread. 2) That, although not a transformative work, the restorations of Star Trek History, BirdoftheGalaxy, and any others constitute "added work" and are not free for anyone to use without permission. -- As for the "tell" about the photos, there's no need to speculate; it's not a secret. Several of the images posted on the These Are The Voyages Facebook page to promote the book (and subsequently used in it, albeit in black and white and at far less resolution) have the same "defects and JPEG compression artifacts" as the ones on Star Trek History. -- None of this addresses the ethical dilemma, of course, which is that "the collector" (who's name is not hard to figure out -- it's plastered all over the book and the Jacobs Brown Press website -- but I'll play along in case there's some sort of legal concern by the TrekBBS) is credited as the source of numerous images in the book which "the collector" obtained from other parties without their permission (these are Star Trek History, Birdofthegalaxy, and perhaps others). Those other parties are not credited for any of the photos in the book (so far; I'm on page 350). -- Speaking of the book, the author or his co-author seems to have lazily used IMDB as a source more than a few times. Discussing Grace Lee Whitney's departure from the show, for example, the book observes that she appeared "on the small screen" in Star Trek: New Voyages and in the "videogame" Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (which is credited as being "video" on IMDB, thus, I believe, the mistake). GSchnitzer should take this mistake in stride; his work has been elevated from being a fan film to television!