Content Licensing

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Legal use of Boston Globe Media Partners content

1. Do I need permission to use Boston Globe Media Partners (“BGMP”) content?

Yes. With the limited exceptions described on this page, all use of BGMP content (text, photographs, graphics, video etc.) requires the permission of BGMP.

Please note that when articles or photographs are credited to a source other than BGMP (such as the Associated Press), it is most likely that the credited source holds the rights to the material. Please contact that party directly.

2. Where can I order a copy or license?

  • Back Issues: Order a printed copy of The Boston Globe that was published within the last 90 days. Quantities and supplies are limited. Use this link to order
  • Photos and Page Reproductions: Order historical and contemporary photos taken by Globe staff photographers and front page reprints. There are a number of size and framing options from which to choose. Use this link to order from our partner, Dorian Color.   
  • Globe Archives: Free to view for Globe subscribers, these archives contain the text of stories written by Boston Globe reporters between 1980 and the present, and PDF images of select stories from 1872 to 1926. Use this link to view the archives
  • Commercial and Editorial Rights, Clearances and Permissions: Looking to reproduce content produced by Globe staff? Whether it is a story, photo, video or something else, use this link to connect with our licensing partner, PARS. 
  • Personal Permissions: If you are interested in reprinting BGMP content exclusively for personal use, please fill out the form here. Note that, if we approve your request for a license, your use will be subject to the licensing terms here.

3. Are there any uses for which I do not need permission?

You may download a single copy of BGMP content for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein and comply with Section 2.3 of the Terms of Service.  In addition, you may post a link on your own website to a BGMP website.

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