Can computer generated faces eliminate model release?

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Re: Can computer generated faces eliminate model release?

dwight3 wrote:

So the solution is to get a model release from one person and use that person's face for all the faces?

In the US, the purpose of requiring a model release is to recognize that people own their own images.  Through the model release, people can give permission for the commercial use of their own images. We're not merely talking about "likeness," but likeness of a specific person.

Notice that one model release does not cover any and all images that might be ever taken of that person. Each model release is connected to a particular set of images of that person.

Even if that person has a doppleganger or twin somewhere, the connection of that model release with the images taken is only to the specific person who was actually photographed, and that person--and no other (presuming age of majority) has the legal right to permit or deny the commercial use of those particular images.

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