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Copyright, Fair Use, & Author Rights: Attribution and Notices

Cultural Heritage Licenses and Citing Indigenous Materials

MacLeod, Lorisia. 2021. “More Than Personal Communication: Templates For Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers”. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 5 (1).

CC Lorisa MacLeod (2021)

Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Bicultural (BC) Labels

The TK and BC Labels are an initiative for Indigenous communities and local organizations. Developed through sustained partnership and testing within Indigenous communities across multiple countries, the Labels allow communities to express local and specific conditions for sharing and engaging in future research and relationships in ways that are consistent with already existing community rules, governance and protocols for using, sharing and circulating knowledge and data. 

Reach out to the Local Contexts team to learn how to incorporate and use these labels.

Use the Creative Commons Licenses

A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted "work". A CC license is used when an author wants to give other people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they (the author) have created. Wikipedia on Creative Commons Licenses.

 These licenses enable collaboration, growth, and generosity in a variety of media. Creative Commons Share Your Work.

Attribution and Citation

Fair Use Notice

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, some material on this website is provided for comment, background information, research and/or educational purposes only, without permission from the copyright owner(s), under the "fair use" provisions of the federal copyright laws. These materials may not be distributed for other purposes without permission of the copyright owner(s). In general, the copyright owner is the author of the article. When permissions have been granted, this is noted in the metadata.

We recommend that even if the work you intend to use is in the public domain or free to use, always give credit to the creator.