Copyright for the Living Refugee Archive

The Living Refugee Archive aims to be fully compliant with copyright and intellectual property rights (IPR) legislation. Where appropriate, the Living Refugee Archive will license materials under a Creative Commons (CC) Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivate Works) license for materials within the collection.

We aim to resolve all copyright issues with authors and/or publishers prior to publishing new materials on the website. Where a CC licence has not been granted, please contact the Living Refugee Archive on XXX to discuss your re-use requirements.

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We hope that the Living Refugee Archive website will become an important online resource facilitating access to digital archives; multimedia resources; research guides; oral history; news; and related materials helping to document and preserve these important resources. We are conscious that the voices of certain groups are not always easily found within the surviving archival records and we hope this website will go some way to helping to redress this balance.

We welcome contributions to the website and please do contact us if you know of any materials that could be included within the Living Refugee Archive or if there is a specific topic or subject area that you think it is important that we cover, do please let us know.


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