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USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive: Terms of use

VHA terms of use

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute owns the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, to its videotaped interviews. All rights are reserved by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.
USC Shoah Foundation Institute information involves privacy interests and is not in the public domain. Unauthorized copying, downloading, recording, or publication of USC Shoah Foundation Institute 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 Institute interviews requires prior written permission from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.
  • All users agree that any use or publication of information from USC Shoah Foundation Institute 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 Institute.
  • All users who publish information from USC Shoah Foundation Institute interviews, in whole or in part, under the Fair Use or Fair Practice doctrines, should cite the interviews as sources.
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VHA citation

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute's recommended citation standard for scholarly works follows the MLA guidelines (7th ed.) for web-based non-periodical publications:
  1. Interviewee's name, the word Interview, and the number of the interview code
  2. the title of the website (italicized) (Visual History Archive)
  3. the publisher (USC Shoah Foundation Institute)
  4. the date of publication (the same as the copyright date for Visual History Archive, currently 2012)
  5. the medium (Web)
  6. the date of access
Example:
Firestone, Renée. Interview 151. Cite>Visual History Archive. USC Shoah Foundation Institute. 2012. Web. 9 Jan. 2012.
Please see VHA Citation on the USC site for more information.

Contacting the USC Shoah Foundation Institute

To contact the Institute or request permission to publish, please mail or fax your inquiry to the following address:
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
Archival Access
Leavey Library
650 West 35th St., Ste. 114
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2571