1. About Occupy* Posters

    If you use an Occupy* Poster on the street, please send photos!   Send them to owsposters@gmail.com or upload them to Flickr with the tag occupydesign.

    Also see: Frequently Asked Questions


    Born of solidarity with the Occupy Movement’s grievances during its earliest September 2011 days, the straightforward, high-contrast designs and impact-filled visual messages of Occupy* Posters have helped change national conversations. Occupy* Posters has contributed hundreds of well-received visual messages to activists, numerous of which have become iconic images speaking to recent times. 

    Dozens of Occupy* Posters have gone insanely viral on the Internet, some with millions of shares. Some have also been featured on the BBC, Current TV, the Huffington Post, Upworthy, MoveOn.org, DailyKos, and more. Some even appear in brick-and-mortar museums, and one is in a major college textbook. 

    You may have also seen an Occupy* Posters work held high on a street near you.

    Frequent interesting visitors to this site include the United States Senate and House of Representatives, major U.S. and international interest groups and organizations, as well as major Wall Street entities such as Dow Jones, Barclay’s, and Bank of America. 

    For more information, please see the Occupy* Posters FAQ.


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    Creative Commons BY-NC-SA License

    Nearly all works by Occupy* Posters are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. If the work is not explicitly licensed as such on the face of the poster, you should assume that normal and full copyright law governs re-use of the work.

    You should read everything below for clarifications, additional permitted usages that do not require permission, and how to obtain additional permissions.

    Sharing an Occupy* Posters work on any commercial website, such as a blog, news site, or social medium that is available to the public without passing a paywall, is strongly encouraged and does not require additional permission. Attribution and licensing info on the face of the work(s) MUST be retained in full AND a link to http://owsposters.tumblr.com MUST be conspicuously provided in conjunction with the usage.
    An Occupy* Posters work that is sold or displayed for mere cost-recovery associated with a usage, either standalone or as part of a collection, is NOT considered by the Occupy* Posters to be commercial, so it does not breach the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and thus DOES NOT require prior permission. An email informing us of the usage is very much appreciated.
    Fair Use - You are encouraged to use your fair use (fair dealing) rights, broadly construed, with works by Occupy* Posters.
    Orphaned Works - Anyone who has made a diligent and documented good faith effort to contact Occupy* Posters and/or its agents for permission but has been unsuccessful within a forty-five day period should retain documentation of their efforts and then use the image(s) however they desire, while retaining on them all attribution information, and any and all parties to such usage shall be held harmless with no expectation of remuneration by Occupy* Posters and/or its agents.
    Additional permissions beyond the above license and stipulated permissions are generous and available by contacting Occupy* Posters.
    Usages that break the above terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and any of the additionally given permissions revert the work to Copyright, All Rights Reserved, with all its attendant rights and remedies, per the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and copyright laws.
    Sheer commercial or any other theft-oriented exploitation of any Occupy* Posters work that breaks the license and additional permissions will be litigated vigorously in conjunction with free culture organizations from a protectionist stance toward principles of free culture.
    Removal of attribution and/or licensing info from an Occupy* Posters work also reverts the work to Copyright, All Rights Reserved, and is deemed *highly offensive* by the Occupy* Posters designer. The Occupy* Posters designer uses technology to scour the web for breaches and DOES send DMCA Takedown Notices to the sorts of jerks who remove attribution.
    While some of the posters here are expressive of only opinion, great care is taken to ensure that the many posters here which present data mesh with solid facts. Still, due to human imperfections, you should independently verify information in the posters here before using them in any important way. Toward that end, it is the normal practice here to diligently, almost obsessively, cite all sources.