Copyright Policy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Communities for Future website as developed by members and partners of the ECOLISE network. We respect the intellectual property rights of others and ask all our contributors to do the same.

Original content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. It is therefore freely available for re-use in any format that also bears this license and appropriately attributes this and/or any other sources. We encourage you to share, adapt, and use this content in any way that helps contribute to a fairer, more caring, more sustainable world.  For re-use under other licensing terms please contact the site curators at

As a contributor, when you post your own full-text articles or supplementary materials on the Communities for Future online platform, you do not transfer or assign copyright to us. Rather, you make the content available to the public through our website. You retain the right to remove such content at any time, or to archive your content so it is available only to you and your co-author(s). You may also remove content from appearing in the database.

Secondary content retains its original intellectual property provisions, however detailed therein. When you upload and share articles and materials of which you are not the author, you are responsible for that content, so it’s important that you check in advance that you have all the necessary rights to do so and that you have properly referenced, cited and/or linked the content to its original source.

The content can be copied, modified, and redistributed if and only if the copied version is made available on the same terms to others and acknowledgment of the authors of the article used is included (a link back to the article is generally thought to satisfy the attribution requirement; see below for more details). Copied content will therefore remain free under an appropriate license and can continue to be used by anyone subject to certain restrictions, most of which aim to ensure that freedom. This principle is known as copyleft in contrast to typical copyright licenses.

The Communities for Future website enables the private archiving and public posting of various types of content. If you choose to privately archive or publicly post content, we encourage you to first confirm your rights before doing so. This applies to post content to your own folders as well as other places on the platform. As we do not have any information about rights you may hold, or any license terms or other restrictions which might apply to such content, we necessarily rely on you to understand your rights and act accordingly. For this reason, we request that you fully investigate and confirm that you have sufficient rights to post particular content to the Communities for Future before you do so.

Complaints regarding content posted in Communities for Future website It is our policy to respond to notices of claimed copyright infringement submitted by rights owners in accordance with the notice and takedown procedures found in the European eCommerce Directive. You can file your complaints to[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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