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    Permissions and Copyright Information

    The information below pertains to the use of images, logos, reports, media releases, public statements, open letters and other documents found on this website,

    1. Images

    Whether or not an image can be reproduced depends in part on who the copyright holder is. Many of the photos appearing on our website have restricted uses for a variety of reasons, such as that we are not the copyright holders or we have been asked by individuals or families of individuals depicted in the photos to restrict use of images for safety or similar reasons. Use of graphics and other image types can be similarly restricted. The copyright information for images can be found by clicking on the “photo credit” mouse over beneath or next to a photo, in text next to or underneath the photo, or by going to the bottom or sidebar of the web page on which the photo appears.

    The following rules apply to use of photos from our website.

    a) Photos from Getty Images

    Getty Images photos on may not be downloaded, republished, retransmitted, reproduced, or otherwise used other than for personal use.

    b) © AI and © AI Canada images

    Photos that are copyright of Amnesty International or Amnesty International Canada have varying permissions and restrictions for third party use. If you are interested in reproducing a photo that is copyright of Amnesty International (©AI or ©AI Canada), please email describing how you would like to use the photo. Please include a link to the page where the photo appears.

    c) Other copyright holders

    Permission to use photos which are copyright of another organization or individual must be obtained from the named organization or individual.

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    a) General

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    b) Educational use

    Amnesty International’s reports, press releases, public statements, open letters, actions, and other documents that appear on the website may be used freely in educational activities, including printing and photocopying for distribution in classrooms and reproduction in course packs. We require that you provide the appropriate citation and credit information along with the document you have reproduced.

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    We are always interested to know which of our materials are being used in educational settings. Let us know what you are using, what class, grade, community work, etc. it’s being used for, and how it is being used by emailing

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    e) Providing access to AI materials on another website

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