Copyright Policy

Feel free to take our content and spread it to the world!
Seriously, we won't even ask for any of your money! But there is a catch...isn't there always?

Too often, copyright policies focus merely on what you can't do with content. Lucky for you, this isn't one of those policies. Because as a member of the public, and a visitor to our site, you have legal rights too. Here's what you CAN do with our content: you may copy, distribute, prepare derivative works, reproduce, introduce into an electronic retrieval system, perform, and transmit portions of this publication provided that such use constitutes "fair use" under copyright law, is permitted by our creative commons license below, or is otherwise permitted by applicable law.

Now for the fine print
Permission to use our copyrighted works beyond what we described above is a major no-no without our expressive permission. If you want that permission you have to ask...really nicely...by emailing copyright@newmediarights.org.

Here's more fine print
We aren't claiming any copyright for content that isn't ours. So your use of any original work of another organization or creator that is displayed on this website under fair use, creative commons license, or otherwise is between you and those copyright holders. Leave us out of it. And no copyright is claimed on any part of any original work of the United States Government or its employees.

New Media Rights' original work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial United States 3.0 (by-nc) license.

Creative Commons License


This means that, subject to the conditions stated below, you are free:

  • to Share - to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to Remix - to adapt the work

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution. You MUST, in a manner appropriate to the medium where you reuse our work, 1. attribute the work to "New Media Rights" (but not in any way that suggests that New Media Rights endorses you or your use of the work), 2. State the original title of the work, and 3. provide a direct link to the original content on newmediarights.org (if appropriate in the medium you are using the work).
    • When attributing, New Media Rights requests that you use the following attribution BEFORE and AFTER the content is displayed:
      • "This content was originally created by New Media Rights" where "New Media Rights" should be hyperlinked DIRECTLY to the url on which the content can be found.
  • Attribution. You MUST attribute the work in the manner specified by New Media Rights (but not in any way that suggests that New Media Rights endorses you or your use of the work).
  • Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

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