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Certain materials on Forced Migration Online are licensed under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works). For a simple explanation of what this means please see the section on Creative Commons below, or read this helpful summary.
Where a Creative Commons license has not been explicitly granted, we will often be happy to agree to the re-use of our resources on an individual basis. However, you must contact the FMO team at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask permission before re-using these materials.
This page provides an overview of the copyright status of some of our more popular resources. There is also a useful explanation of what Creative Commons is and of Forced Migration Online's 'take down' policy.
A Creative Commons license allows creators to place conditions on their copyrights. Traditionally, copyrights restrict the rights of others from modifying or distributing copywritten works. Creative Commons licenses offer flexibility by allowing the creator (copyright holder) the ability to choose what limitations they want in place with respect to specific copywritten works.
There are several different types of creative commons license. The license used by FMO is a Creative Commons (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales) License.
Where this license has been granted, all materials remain the property of the author. Reproduction of materials is authorised, provided you acknowledge any identified author in accordance with the terms of the License. Where applicable, this permission allows individuals to use, download, transmit, or print from the site for any private, research, or educational purpose. You may not use these materials for commercial purposes. You may not alter, transform, or build upon these materials.
For further details about the specific Creative Commons license used by FMO, please see this helpful summary.
Copyright Status of Popular Resources
- Digital Library: all documents in the library are released under a Creative Commons license.
- Policy Briefings: all policy briefings are released under a Creative Commons license.
- Working Papers: all working papers are released under a Creative Commons license.
- Photographs: not all of our photograph collections are available for re-use. If a Creative Commons license applies, this will be stated explicitly at the bottom of the individual page, (you can see an example at the foot of this page).
- Podcasts: not all of our podcasts are available for re-use. If a Creative Commons license applies, this will be stated explicitly at the bottom of the individual page, (you can see an example at the foot of this page). Please contact us if you would like to use any of these podcasts for commercial or broadcast purposes.
- Videos: not all of our videos are available for re-use. If a Creative Commons license applies, this will be stated explicitly at the bottom of the individual page, (you can see an example at the foot of this page). Please contact us if you would like to use any of these vidoes for commercial or broadcast purposes.
To request permission to re-use other materials from this site, or if you are unclear who the copyright holder is, please contact us at: email@example.com.
Take Down Policy
Every effort has been made to ensure that the correct source of all attributable content has been provided. If any source is absent or is stated incorrectly/inaccurately, every effort will be made to promptly correct it, once we have been notified. Where appropriate, every effort has been made to seek copyright permission from copyright holders for content appearing on the site, in accordance with UK law. If a copyright holder would like his or her material to be removed from the site, every effort will be made to do this promptly, once we have been notified.