The AFTL neither pays informants nor derives profits from any of its work. We wish to maintain the non-commercialization of this resource as an expression of trust to those who contribute to the AFTL or anyone who uses it. For this reason all folk tales in the African Folk Tale Library are licensed under the CC 3.1 BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial). This license does not apply to resources where the copyright status is "Lapsed," which are in the public domain, and for which the AFTL has no claim, or to resources which are licensed from other sources and which are protected by other stipulations.
For all other folk tales you are free to:
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
Under these terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
The AFTL cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.
For adaption we recommend the following statement:
"Adapted from [Title of folk tale] African Folk Tale Library. library.morgan.edu/aftl (accessed January 1, 2000)."
For Attribution we recommend the following statement:
For the African Folk Tale Library
The African Folk Tale Library. Eds. Esther Fatuyi and Bryan Fuller. Morgan State University. library.morgan.edu/aftl (accessed January 1, 2000).
For a specific folk tale:
[Name of folk tale], African Folk Tale Library. [URL of folk tale] (accessed January 1, 2000).