Using a picture which had been modified beyond recognition. Is that copyright infringement? [duplicate]

Say I take this pic:

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and turn it into this (plus adding title and name of author):

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And then use it as a cover for a book at Amazon.

Is that copyright infringement?


UK copyright law:

Yes, it is infringement. You are creating a derivative work. This treatment needs the permission of the copyright holder.

Source : Link , Question Author : janoChen , Answer Author : Andrew Leach

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