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lisafx

« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2009, 18:53 »
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Thanks for clarifying guys.  :)


« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2009, 23:07 »
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Hi All,

 Yep on needing the releases but I have learned recently that there are quite a number of RM buyers buying editorial and using it in commercial applications. They seem not o concerned with the legal situation. I was surprised to here this but the source is as reliable as they come so Editorial at the big agencies can have more legs than people give it credit for. I never realized until recently.

Take care,
Jonathan

« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2009, 23:25 »
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Hi All,

 Yep on needing the releases but I have learned recently that there are quite a number of RM buyers buying editorial and using it in commercial applications. They seem not o concerned with the legal situation. I was surprised to here this but the source is as reliable as they come so Editorial at the big agencies can have more legs than people give it credit for. I never realized until recently.

Take care,
Jonathan

You talk like it's a good thing to use content against the license definition.

ap

« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2009, 00:23 »
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Hi All,

 Yep on needing the releases but I have learned recently that there are quite a number of RM buyers buying editorial and using it in commercial applications. They seem not o concerned with the legal situation. I was surprised to here this but the source is as reliable as they come so Editorial at the big agencies can have more legs than people give it credit for. I never realized until recently.

Take care,
Jonathan




i'm just as surprised as you. a bigwig at a privately owned but fairly well known co. had approached me for some photos i took for editorial. he wanted it for commercial use but i was bowled over when he wasn't at all concerned about the lack of model releases. in fact, he had already cleared a really well known trademark all on his own. for a newbie like me, i was really at a loss as to how to write a rm licence for this.



You talk like it's a good thing to use content against the license definition.


dan heller gave the perfect analysis of the situation for photographers. from a legal point of view, it's really not up to the photographer to provide any releases. it's really up to the end user to obtain it for their own protection. all a photographer is responsible for is to make it clear whether he has or hasn't a release and it's up to the end user decide how to use the photograph. dan heller explains it more in depth. http://www.danheller.com/model-release.html

of course, from a stock agency's point of view, it may be harder to sell photographs...
« Last Edit: November 21, 2009, 01:14 by ap »

« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2009, 07:33 »
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dan heller gave the perfect analysis of the situation for photographers. from a legal point of view, it's really not up to the photographer to provide any releases. it's really up to the end user to obtain it for their own protection. all a photographer is responsible for is to make it clear whether he has or hasn't a release and it's up to the end user decide how to use the photograph. dan heller explains it more in depth. http://www.danheller.com/model-release.html


Trust me, I'm all for putting the responsibility on the buyer.  Your point on the buyer clearing a trademark is something I didn't think of, but that isn't going to happen with model releases.   Suggesting that "Editorial at the big agencies can have more legs than people give it credit for" because you can use it for commercial seems a bit irresponsible towards buyers to me.

lisafx

« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2009, 13:09 »
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dan heller gave the perfect analysis of the situation for photographers. from a legal point of view, it's really not up to the photographer to provide any releases. it's really up to the end user to obtain it for their own protection. all a photographer is responsible for is to make it clear whether he has or hasn't a release and it's up to the end user decide how to use the photograph. dan heller explains it more in depth. http://www.danheller.com/model-release.html



Thanks for that link!  I was wanting to reference that article awhile back and could not for the life of me remember where to find it.


 

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