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General Policy On Use Of Copyright Material

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Linking To The League Of Women Voters Of The United States Website

The League of Women Voters encourages nonprofit organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, and other groups to link to our website.

  • To link to The URL for the homepage is You are welcome to link to the homepage or any other page(s) on
  • Please use the following text to accompany your link:
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General Policy On Use Of Copyright Material

Copyright Copyright protection is provided by the laws of the United States and other countries to the creators of “original works of authorship.” This website is such a work and is protected by copyright law. United States Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) restricts unauthorized use of copyrighted material. Potential users must obtain permission from the copyright holder, in this case, the League of Women Voters of the United States. For material owned by other parties who have given the League of Women Voters permission to post their copyright material on the League Web site, all users are responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder.

Fair Use Fair use is a concept unique to the United States allowing minimal use of copyrighted material, usually for private study, without permission of the copyright holder, but requiring appropriate/proper citation. Such use can include news reporting, criticism, research and education, e.g., quotations of excerpts in a review, brief passages quoted in scholarly works. If in doubt about the need to request permission to use copyrighted material, it is safest to inquire with the copyright owner.

Personal Use and Commercial Use Excluding fair use, personal as well as commercial use of material owned by the League of Women Voters does require written permission from the League of Women Voters of the United States. Requests must include specific information regarding use and a full identification of the item (e.g., specific image or title plus content of publication) to be used (see below).

Permission Requests

For permission to reprint/use League of Women Voters material it is necessary for you to fill out the form below as a first step. Requests will be reviewed and responses sent as expeditiously as possible. If you are a reporter on deadline, please contact our Communications Department with your request.

A reasonable charge, determined on a case-by-case basis, is levied for commercial uses. We normally grant noncommercial ventures (nonprofit, educational purposes) permission free of charge. In return for permission, we request that a copy of the publication, or the specific page (e.g., in a book) in which League of Women Voters information has been printed, be sent to us (see address below), along with the name and date of the publication.

Please keep in mind that all original League of Women Voters content is copyrighted material. Reproduction in whole or in part (excluding “fair use,” see above) in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited. Content cannot be modified. Permission is normally granted for one-time specified use, not in perpetuity.

Requests must include enough pertinent information to identify the League material (e.g., title, publication number, if available, publication date, web address) and your intended use.

Note: We prefer that you use this online form to submit permission for use requests. If you would prefer to mail or fax, please fill out the form, print it and send or fax to:

Reprint/Use Permission Request
League of Women Voters of the United States
1730 M Street, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-429-0854

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The League’s policy on how to link to the League Of Women Voters of the United States Website, on the use of copyright material and how to request permission to use LWV materials