Question about copyright, models and the law...

Started Jun 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
lumigraphics Senior Member • Posts: 2,843
Re: Question about copyright, models and the law...

GodSpeaks wrote:

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

Wrong. Payment has nothing to do with it. Unless the photographer has a signed model release then he cannot legally publish the photos.

Sorry but that's incorrect as well. Legal usage varies by locale, but in most places there are allowable uses (editorial and art are common) where a release is not needed. And in some places, notably Great Britain, a release is not needed for commercial use.

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