Question about copyright, models and the law...

Started Jun 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
theswede
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Re: Question about copyright, models and the law...
In reply to Archer66, Jun 16, 2012

Archer66 wrote:

If photographer paid the model then he/she can do what ever he/she wants with the pictures, model release is not needed.

In that case there better be a signed receipt in case of dispute or the photographer rising to fame and getting sued. Just easier to make sure there is a release form.

Does not matter if pics are for a portfolio or will be sold. Ofc some publishers ( read respectable ones ) will require a model release.

And respectable photographers will have one.

If shoot is TFP/TFCD then model release is not required either but is recommended bc it is supposed to benift both.

If the need to prove the pictures actually are from a TFP/TFCD session arises everything becomes a lot easier if there is a release form. It's just not worth skimping on this.

And always get out the form and get it signed before the shoot. If there are any issues or the model doesn't agree to the terms it's much better if that is handled beforehand.

Jesper

PS. I don't like icehockey, so I have no idea, but if you say so.

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