Posts Tagged releases

Avoiding Grief, Aggravation and Litigation

One of the areas we get asked about the most concerns model releases. As a reminder to readers, model release laws are not national, but rather are specific to each state are usually referred to as “right of publicity”, “right of privacy” or mash up of both. Whatever they are called they cover the unauthorized […]

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Model And Model Behavior

As those of you who have read our book “The Copyright Zone” or seen our seminars on the subject of model releases well know, we strongly urge all photographers to get a signed, written model release all of the time, always if at all possible. We write for and speak to models (and model agencies) […]

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Powerful Court Decision Just Two Sentences Long

Here is a current litigation right out of Ed’s files. Facts:   A young “All American” handsome man and attractive woman carefully plan out their dream wedding. They are right out of central casting. Both bride and groom would be perfect and if this had been a “regular” commercial shoot, both would have been cast. But here neither is a professional model nor […]

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Our B&H Lecture on YouTube

Our lecture at B&H on copyright and model release issues is up on YouTube. Click here to see it. We rant and rave, laugh and cry, sing and dance as usual, for just under two hours.(That’s metaphorical  singing and dancing. Be thankful we don’t do either in the video). It was actually a lot of […]

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