As much of Free African Media as possible is made available under Creative Commons copyright licence. We're all about spreading the word, and the love, after all.
This means that you can republish most articles you find on this website on your blog or in your newspaper, turn it into your own podcast, print it on a banner, paint it on the side of a building or do just about anything else you can imagine. You can also rewrite, remix, extract, summarise, or turn articles into rhyming couplets if you are so inclined. And commercial use is fully allowed, so you don't have to pay a cent – not even if you turn an article into a song and sell a million copies of it.
The rules are simple:
* you must attribute anything you use to Free African Media, and credit the writer
* any derivative work you create must also be Creative-Commons licensed to allow others to reuse it free of charge
Sadly not everything on the site is available under these terms. Many of the images we use aren't owned by Free African Media, so we can't give you copyright permission. Likewise, a few of the articles we publish come from other sources, and because we don't hold the copyright, we can't give those to you. We'll point out what you can and cannot use, but it's up to you to make sure you get it right.
Items available under Creative Commons licence are easy to identify. Each one will carry this notice (or something pretty close to it) on the page:
The text of this article by Free African Media is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 South Africa License. Note that this does not include photographs or images, which may be encumbered by copyright. For more information, see our reuse page.