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Permissions and Licensing

Q: Do I need permission to use News Herald content?
A: Yes. With limited exceptions, discussed below or allowed by law, all use of content from News Herald (text, photographs, graphics, video etc.) requires permission from News Herald

Note: If the content you are interested in is credited to a source other than News Herald such as the Associated Press, please contact that party directly. News Herald is not able to grant permission for content not produced by our staff.

Q: Do I have to pay to use News Herald content?
A: Yes. We charge a licensing fee for all reuses of our content with a few exceptions. Licensing fees are calculated based on a variety of factors. We require all requests be submitted in writing via email: Permissions@lee.net

Q: What am I allowed to do without requesting permission?
A: You may generally print or share content on a limited basis. Please read below for common types of usages that we allow without permission: Reprinting articles: You may make up to 10 copies of an article for personal, non-commercial use, to share with family or friends.

Q: Does News Herald license photos that were not published?
A: No, we only license photographs and illustrations that appeared in the newspaper or on our website. No outtakes are available for sale or licensing.

Q. May I purchase a copy of a News Herald photograph for personal use?
A. At this time, we do not sell copies of our photographs for personal, non-commercial use.

Q: Can I republish an article or photo in my print publication or website?
A: You may license content produced by News Herald under certain circumstances. We license staff generated articles, photos, graphics and video on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in licensing our content for reuse, please send your request via email to Permissions@lee.net for a quote. To expedite the process, be sure to note as much information as you can about the content (i.e. publication date, photographer name etc.) and state your intended use. All requests must be in writing.

Q: May I alter copyrighted content?
A: No. Even if you license or purchase one of our images, photographs and graphics must be used as published. We allow limited re-sizing, but you must not crop, overlay text or make any changes to the original photograph or graphic.

Q: May I use quotes or excerpts from an article?
A: In some cases we allow quotes to be used if the use does not alter the original intent of the article. This is done on a case-by-case basis with careful review by our staff. Please email: Permissions@lee.net with specifics on your request.

Q. Can I license News Herald logo or masthead for use in a motion picture, television series, play, etc?
A. Yes, we look at these requests on a case-by-case basis. Please send your request via email: Permissions@lee.net.

Q. Does News Herald provide a research service?
A. We do not typically provide research services. As a result, when submitting a request, it is important that your licensing request contains as much detail as possible.

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