Use of Content


Requirements for the external use of NATO content

  • No material produced by NATO is to be sold, used for outside advertising or promotional purposes of any kind.
  • All content taken from NATO and republished must be clearly credited or sourced to NATO.
  • Photos, videos and articles are released under the legally recognized terms of “Fair Use” to members of the press, academia, non-profits and the general public.
  • No material is to be used in programs, articles or online publications of any kind that defame NATO or its member countries.
  • Material is provided, free of charge, for use in objective and balanced content, even if at times the end products may be critical of NATO.
  • In instances where a member country is criticized, NATO wishes it to be made known that it does not associate itself with the contents of the article, publication or broadcast.
  • NATO reserves the right to request the removal of NATO copyrighted material from any externally created content.