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Using the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: Terms of Use

Terms of Use

USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education

The USC Shoah Foundation owns the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, to its videotaped interviews. All rights are reserved by the USC Shoah Foundation.
USC Shoah Foundation information involves privacy interests and is not in the public domain. Unauthorized copying, downloading, recording, or publication of USC Shoah Foundation interviews, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited and may subject an individual or entity to penalties for copyright infringement.

  • All users agree that any use of images or videotape segments from USC Shoah Foundation interviews requires prior written permission from the USC Shoah Foundation .
  • All users agree that any use or publication of information from USC Shoah Foundation interviews in excess of “Fair Use” as specified under 17 USC § 107 and “Fair Practice” as specified under Article 10 of the Berne Convention, requires the prior written permission from the USC Shoah Foundation.
  • All users who publish information from USC Shoah Foundation interviews, in whole or in part, under the Fair Use or Fair Practice doctrines, should cite the interviews as sources. The USC Shoah Foundation's recommended citation standard for scholarly works follows the MLA guidelines (7th ed.) for web-based non-periodical publications:

Interviewees name, the word Interview and the number of the interview code, the title of the website (italicized), the publisher, the date of publication, the medium (Web),and the date of access.
Example: Firestone, Renée. Interview 151. Visual History Archive. USC Shoah Foundation. 2011. Web. 22 Feb. 2011.

Please see http://libguides.usc.edu/vha for more information.

 

The USC Shoah Foundation makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding USC Shoah Foundation interviews. The USC Shoah Foundation does not verify the accuracy of the information in the videotaped interviews. Such information may infringe upon privacy or intellectual property rights of other persons or entities, and may contain defamatory comments or material owned by third parties.

Contacting the USC Shoah Foundation:
To contact the USC Shoah Foundation or request permission to publish, please mail or fax your inquiry to the following address:

USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education
Archival Access
Leavey Library
650 West 35th Street, Suite 114
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2571
Fax: (213) 740-6044
http://sfi.usc.edu