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Copyright: Notices and Permissions

The contents of the American Cinema Foundation website are intended for your personal, noncommercial and educational use.

You may download material from the American Cinema Foundation site on the Web (one machine readable copy and one print copy per page) for your personal, noncommercial or educational use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.

To request prior written permission to publish an ACF article on your website, intranet or in other electronic environments in electronic formats, please mail, email us, or fax us. Most electronic (world wide web) uses are limited to a maximum posting period of one year.

All materials published on the American Cinema Foundation website (including, but not limited to articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the "Content") are protected by copyright, and are owned or controlled by the American Cinema Foundation, or by the party credited as the provider of the Content, and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of the ACF.


Excerpting and Editing

Q: May I use portions of ACF articles, such as quotes or excerpts; may I edit or adapt ACF articles?

A: Under certain circumstances, it is permissible to make direct quotes from ACF articles. The context, number, and length of the quotes will determine whether permission is or is not required. It's never acceptable to selectively quote from articles in a manner that changes their meaning, to take quotes out of context or to combine quotes to create a sentence. It may also be considered infringement if a large percentage of the publication is comprised of quotes from ACF articles. It's always best to submit your request for clearance. Editing and adaptation of ACF content is generally not permitted, and must be approved by the ACF.


If You Feel That Your Copyright Rights Are Not Being Respected

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the American Cinema Foundation website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that it contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright rights, please notify us. We will immediately provide you with the information necessary to submit your request for processing, and will take appropriate actions (as required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. sec. 512, also knwn as the "DMCA").


Legal Disclaimer

This website has been compiled in good faith by the American Cinema Foundation. However, no representation is made as to the completeness or accuracy of the information it contains. The American Cinema Foundation reserves the right to add, modify or delete any information at this website at any time. This publication and any references to products or services are provided 'as is' without any warranty or implied term of any kind.