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Author Topic: Do image or footage buyers ever get copies of model or property releases?  (Read 2634 times)

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« on: July 09, 2012, 20:09 »
I was wondering if buyers ever get copies of model or property releases attached to the image or footage they are buying?
I've only bought pictures from one site about 5 years ago and I did not get copies of the releases as far as I remember.
Do some sites send them to the buyer automatically?
Or, are they all just kept private with the agency that sells the images or footage and only brought out if there is a legal issue?
My main concern as a stock contributor is to keep the model or property name, address, email, phone and etcetera private, known only to the agency that sells the content.
I would think the agencies would keep the personal information private but just wanted to make sure.

As a side note to those concerned about privacy; it's important to keep personal information out of IPTC / File Info / Metadata that's sensitive because some (not sure how many) do include IPTC information with licensed sales of images.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2012, 20:52 by WaterView »

« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 21:12 »
No agency should release any personal data to a 3rd party.  And none do, afaik.

« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 08:31 »
Thank you for your reply.
Sorry if it was a silly question.
Just had to be sure because I may be photographing at a location I would need a property release for and I wanted to make sure the owner wouldn't have their information released to the general public.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2012, 08:35 by WaterView »


« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 14:15 »
Not a silly question.  All of us who submit released photos wanted to know this.  And Sean is (as usual) right.  None of the sites release this info to buyers without a court order.  In 7 years I have never heard of any case that required them to release the info. 

« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012, 14:22 »
Thanks for your reply too, lisafx.
I appreciate the extra information.


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