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To ensure that our writers and our message supporting human dignity reach as many people as possible around the world, MercatorNet.com has adopted a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no-derivative-works licence for its content. All MercatorNet.com articles are published under this default licence unless previously agreed with the individual author. To view the licence click here. Learn more about Creative Commons here.
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Republishing by commercial organisations
There is no standard syndication rate: fees are arranged on a case by case basis. In some cases the fee may be waived by MercatorNet.com should the interested publication be run on a not-for-profit basis, have a small-scale distribution or distribution into geographical or societal areas that do not already have a large MercatorNet.com readership.
Republishing by non-commercial organisations
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Republishing by educational institutions
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