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I would like to use an image in the cover page of a paid book. The image is first published in Wikimedia and it is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

I would like to self-publish the book. Should I change the license of the whole book to the same as the image or just put an attribution to the image in a credit page?

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The image is first published in Wikimedia and it is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

You should IMHO put the image in the credits and add the CC notice to your book and provide a link to a place you control where the (possibly modified) image is available too in a proper modifiable format. This may go above and beyond some of the CC requirements but that should cover it.

From the CC-BY-SA text:

This Section 4(a) applies to the Work as incorporated in a Collection, but this does not require the Collection apart from the Work itself to be made subject to the terms of this License.

I would consider your book to be a collection of your work + that image.

My take is that the Share Alike clause only applies to to that image, not your book as a whole. But I am not a lawyer!

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