Frequently Asked Questions

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On this page, we'll provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any questions that are not yet answered below, please email our curation team at community@i4policy.org.

What is openly licensed content?


Open licenses or free culture licenses, refer to copyrights that enable other people or organizations to use, re-use, share, adapt, re-mix and even, in some cases, to monetize your work. We're encouraging creatives to openly license their materials to help activate their fans, followers and others to crowd-translate and disseminate their messages to where they are needed most!

What is a Creative Commons 4.0 BY-SA License?


This is the preferred license for this campaign.

BY stands for "By Attribution"
SA stands for "Share-Alike"

This creative commons license ensures that content creators are properly credited (attributed) for their creations, and it also requires others to maintain the same license (share-alike). This is the same license that i4Policy uses for all of its work, including any and all of the materials we are developing for this website.

This is a form of license that is sometimes called a copyleft license, distinguishing it from a copyright, as it offers other people the right to freely distribute copies and modified versions of a work with the stipulation that the same rights be preserved in derivative works created later.

If you would like to learn more, visit creative commons.

People often pirate my work, so what's different about open licenses?


Creatives across Africa are, unfortunately, very familiar with other people re-using their work without permission....so what's different? Here, you're giving permission for others to do so, to help them spread your important and life-saving message!
Artists must be remunerated for their work. And, free culture licenses don't prevent the creator from monetization, it just enables others to share the content and adapt it...and, in this case at least, use your content to save lives.