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Greenpeace encourages the reproduction and distribution of all original materials hosted at However, it's important to know a few ground rules.

Don't copyright my genes!

In general

Materials on this website are free to use for personal or educational purposes.

If you want screen shots to use in a text book, or you want to reproduce an article in your community newsletter, there's no need to ask, provided you read and abide by the following advice from the folks over in our legal department.

Police and Ministry of Defence (MoD) staff raided the Greenpeace UK offices searching files to gather evidence about anti-nuclear activities in 1995.


The Greenpeace logo

"Greenpeace", including the Greenpeace logo, and "Rainbow Warrior" are internationally registered trade marks of Stichting Greenpeace Council.

Use of both trade marks is granted on the condition that these shall be purely for referential and non-commercial use.

The trade marks remain the exclusive property of Greenpeace, and by using them you agree that you shall not, in any way whatsoever, register or attempt to register or challenge the same.

Do not use the trade marks in any way liable to invalidate their registration; the right to use the trade marks is granted only to the extent that Greenpeace is able to do so without endangering the validity of the registrations.

If you use the logo , please include "Copyright Stichting Greenpeace Council" in the alt tag or visibly on the page.

(Our lawyers really prefer to be wrestling with environmental criminals and standing up for your right to peacefully protest, so please don't do anything in violation of the ground rules here to distract them. They get grumpy dealing with stuff like this.)

We expressly forbid the use of any Greenpeace material appearing at this site for:

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For articles and text

If it's Copyright Greenpeace, you're free to use it for personal or educational use.

Please do include a note saying "Source: Greenpeace (" and reproducing any byline or copyright information in the original.

For images

Any image which is "Copyright Greenpeace" which appears on our website can be freely copied for personal or educational use, provided you reproduce the copyright information. You can see copyright information in the full-sized pop-up of any image by clicking on the thumbnail. In some cases, images are simply Copyright Greenpeace. In others, you'll see Copyright Photographer/Greenpeace or Copyright Greenpeace/Photographer. Please reproduce the entire copyright line.

Any other use (such as using images for personal or corporate gain) require permission from Greenpeace Photo and Video Library (contact information appears below). Commercial use of any Greenpeace image without permission would constitute copyright infringement and might infringe other rights.

News images of reproduction quality (around 8 megabyte in size) distributed by Greenpeace to journalists and agencies via this site are intended for use within fourteen days, and archiving of these images is strictly forbidden. After fourteen days, please contact Greenpeace at the address below:

Greenpeace Photo and Video Library

Grace Duran-Cabus
Multimedia Officer
Phone: +63 332 1807 extension 120
Fax: +63 332 1806


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