The American Movie Corpus (henceforth The AMC) is a collection of movie dialogs
transcribed by the AMC team which does not include any audiovisual (multimodal) material
from the original movies or (tran)script taken from anywhere on the internet.
As such, the AMC is a repository of data transformed into a new monomodal (textual) utility
which only partially replicates the content of the original movies
in that it exclusively includes the orthographic transcriptions of the movie dialogs
and omits any reference to the speakers, settings and timestamps of the original dialogic interactions,
as well as any sound, audio and visual element present in the original movies.
As a transformative work, The AMC (including any partial text or data) is licensed under
a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
and is used exclusively for noncommercial/nonprofit purposes,
such as linguistic research, scholarship, teaching, criticism and comment.
The copyright of the original movies resides with the original copyright holder(s).
Therefore, the cinematographic productions remain subject to the authorization of the authors of the original works.
The AMC together with its transformed texts and derived data,
which partially represent the content of the original movies, constitute a fair use of any potential copyrighted material
and do not harm the copyright owner's ability to profit from his or her original work
by serving as a replacement for demand for that work.
The AMC data extracted from the corpus can be shared free of charge.
Any scholars, language learners and/or teachers (henceforth USERS) who are interested in
using the corpus can contact the AMC team.
Word lists, lexical bundles, collocations, concordances and snippets of dialog
can be accessed via the AMC LAB page.
USERS declare and accept that the data obtained from the corpus will be used by them
for the exclusive purposes of research, scholarship, teaching, criticism and comment.
USERS assume complete responsibility: neither the AMC team nor the AMC Board
are a party to or are in any way responsible for copyright infringement.