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Can I use or translate a Nobel Lecture, speech or a biography?

Can I use a photo of a Nobel Laureate?

I would like to request permission to use the Nobel name, the Nobel medals and/or Nobel insignias.

Can I use the text or an image from a Nobel Poster?

Can I use text or images from an educational production?

Can I use an article?

Can I use the material in press releases?

Can I use a photo from the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies or Nobel Banquet?

How do I license video and audio footage?

Can I use text and pictures from scientific backgrounds, popular information and advanced information for the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and the Prize in Economic Sciences?

Can I use a photo of a Nobel Medal?


Can I use or translate a Nobel Lecture, speech or a biography?

Nobel Media administrates the publishing rights of the Nobel Lectures, speeches and biographies on Nobelprize.org on behalf of the Nobel Foundation who hold copyright. For information on how to license these, please contact archives@nobelmedia.se.


Can I use a photo of a Nobel Laureate?

For uses of photos, other than those of a Nobel Laureate, permission from the Nobel Foundation or Nobel Media AB, and in certain cases, from the photographer, is required.

To apply for a permit for a photo with © The Nobel Foundation, contact the Nobel Foundation
If permission is granted, "© The Nobel Foundation" must be indicated.

To apply for a permit for a photo with © Nobel Media AB, e-mail archives@nobelmedia.se.
If permission is granted, "© Nobel Media AB" must be indicated.

The Nobel Foundation can unfortunately not grant permissions to use portrait photos of the Nobel Laureates of 1901–2006 due to copyright restrictions. We refer you to a photo agency such as Sciencephoto.com, Scanpix, Reuters, Associated Press, Getty Images or Agence France Presse to make your enquiry for other photos. Where applicable, the university or institution to which the Laureates were affiliated at the time of the award may be of assistance in providing photos. Please find information regarding such affiliations in the biographical information of each Nobel Laureate.

Starting in 2007, most of the official Nobel portraits on Nobelprize.org are taken in Stockholm, with full copyright held by the Nobel Foundation. Please contact the Nobel Foundation if you wish to inquire about editorial use of these photos.


I would like to request permission to use the Nobel name, the Nobel medals and/or Nobel insignias.

The Nobel Foundation is most restrictive in permitting the use of these trademarks. For details, see Copyright Information.


Can I use the text or an image from a Nobel Poster?

Yes, you can use texts and graphics from Nobel Posters for educational and editorial content intended for non-commercial purposes. (Use of logotypes and Nobel Prize design marks are not permitted.) If the publications are used in its full version or excerpts are selected, the copyright notice must be applied.

For posters regarding the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and the Prize in Economic Sciences:
Copyright © The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, source, http://www.nobelprize.org/. For graphics, you also have to mention the illustrator's name (see the Credits note).

If you want to publish texts and graphics from these documents in a paper, journal or book, you have to ask for permission from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, e-mail info@kva.se.

For posters regarding the Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine:
Copyright © The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, source, http://www.nobelprize.org/. For graphics, you also have to mention the illustrator's name (see the Credits note).

If you want to publish texts and graphics from these documents in a paper, journal or book, you have to ask for permission from the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, e-mail nobelforum@nobel.se.


Can I use text or images from an educational production?

For permission to use images and text from the Educational Games and the articles, please contact copyright@nobelprize.org.


Can I use an article?

No, you have to ask for permission from Nobel Media, copyright@nobelprize.org.


Can I use the material in press releases?

Yes, you can use texts and graphics from the press releases, whereas the use of logotypes and Nobel Prize design marks are not permitted. On all publications in full or in major parts the copyright notice must be applied as well as the source, http://www.nobelprize.org/.

For press releases on the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and the Prize in Economic Sciences: © The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

For press releases on the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: © The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet

For press releases on the Nobel Prizes in Literature: © The Swedish Academy

For press releases on the Nobel Peace Prizes: © The Norwegian Nobel Committee


Can I use a photo from the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies or Nobel Banquet?

The Nobel Foundation has only recently in cooperation with Nobel Media begun making some images from the most recent ceremonies available for non-commercial, press and editorial use on http://nobelprize-org.mynewsdesk.com/image/list. Other photos from the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies and Banquets are published on Nobelprize.org only. We refer external parties to contact photo agencies such as or Sciencephoto.com, Scanpix, Reuters, Associated Press, Getty Images or Agence France Presse to make enquiries for other photos.


How do I license video and audio footage?

For information on how to license footage, please contact archives@nobelmedia.se.


Can I use text and pictures from scientific backgrounds, popular information and advanced information for the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and the Prize in Economic Sciences?

Yes, you can use texts and graphics from these documents for educational and editorial content intended for non-commercial purposes. (Use of logotypes and Nobel Prize design marks are not permitted.) If the publications are used in its full version or excerpts are selected, the copyright notice must be applied, © The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, as well as the source, http://www.nobelprize.org/.

If you want to publish texts and graphics from these documents in a paper, journal or book, you have to ask for permission from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, e-mail info@kva.se.


Can I use a photo of a Nobel Medal?

No, you have to ask for permission from the Nobel Foundation.


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