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Permissions FAQ: Text/Article Permissions

Can I post your article on my website?
There are two options. You may grab the headline and first sentence of the article and use them as the link through to the full article on our site. You may not use any images for this purpose for copyright reasons. Or, you may submit a Permissions request to license the full article for the purpose of posting it on your site.
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May I quote from an article on your website? / May I use an excerpt from one of your articles?
Under certain circumstances, it is permissible to quote or excerpt from a CBC.ca article; however, prior permission is required before using any CBC.ca text in this manner. Please submit a Permissions request for our consideration.
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May we adapt one of your articles for use in our publication?
In general, editing and adapting CBC.ca content is not permitted. However, we may consider making an exception to this in certain circumstances. Please submit a Permissions request for our consideration.
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Is it possible for me to use one of the CP Online articles featured on your site?
No. CP holds the rights to all CP material that appears on CBC.ca. If you wish to reuse their material, you must contact them directly. To make a request for use of a CP article, please visit the CP website copyright permissions page at http://www.cp.org/.
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May we translate one of your articles for use in our publication?
No. If you wish to use a translated version of a CBC story, CBC must provide or approve the translation. There is a charge for this service. Please submit a request through our online Permissions form.
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May I use a CBC.ca article in my community newsletter?
Yes, we have a non-profit rate for this type of use of our content. Please submit a Permissions request providing us with details of your intended use.
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Would it be possible for our publishing company to use one of your articles in an upcoming publication?
Yes, we do license our articles to publishing companies. Please submit a Permissions request.
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May our non-profit organization use a CBC.ca article?
Yes, we have a non-profit rate for this type of use of our content. Please submit a Permissions request providing us with details of your intended use.
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My specific rights and permissions question is not covered in any of the FAQ on this page. Is there somewhere else I should look?
If your specific question has not been answered in the Permissions FAQ please send an email.
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