Copyright and Take Down Procedures

Prior to making digital objects available on our site, we work with contributors to make a good faith effort to secure the rights to digitize materials and make them available online for noncommercial educational and research purposes. If a contributor does not specify his/her "rights" preference, we will assign the following note to the item: "Contact creator for further information."

Contributors have the option of selecting one of the following two copyright notifications for any materials submitted: 

1) Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost. Unlike fixed, copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. 

2) Creative Commons' License options:

  • Attribution: This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. 
  • Attribution-NonCommercial: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial.
  • Attribution-NoDerivs: This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.
  • Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs: This license is the most restrictive of our main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

Please note that digital objects included in Cinegogía reserve the copyright restrictions that are specified in the record for each individual object. If visitors to the site wish to use a digital resource that is not designated as "OER", they are responsible for determining whether their use would qualify as fair use or whether they need to secure permissions from copyright holders. Requests for permission to use or reproduce any materials on this site should be directed to the copyright holder (i.e. "Creator"), not to Cinegogía.

While the purpose of Cinegogía is to make Latin American Film pedagogical resources more accessible, we make every effort to do so without violating copyright law. If any material on this site is found to violate copyright law, Cinegogía will notify the contributor and we will take down the material immediately.