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« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2009, 21:57 »
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The latest Getty Images release looks to be adapted from the iStock one...basically the same wording but without the logo...I use it for everything and it's accepted by all whether for RM, RF or micro.

Thanks. I just will have to find the link now to that release. I guess this means the end of all our "generic" model releases since iStock asks for birth day too and on mine it won't fit any more. If it's accepted everywhere, we can just use that one with specific Getty text omitted.


« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2009, 01:50 »
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http://contributors.gettyimages.com/article.asp?article_id=1835

This should lead you to the right page...and they are available in several languages.


The latest Getty Images release looks to be adapted from the iStock one...basically the same wording but without the logo...I use it for everything and it's accepted by all whether for RM, RF or micro.


Thanks. I just will have to find the link now to that release. I guess this means the end of all our "generic" model releases since iStock asks for birth day too and on mine it won't fit any more. If it's accepted everywhere, we can just use that one with specific Getty text omitted.

« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2009, 15:03 »
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I have made a generic, dual-language (English and Portuguese) model release. Feel free to copy and modify to your liking!

http://www.danielwiedemann.com/storage/model_release.gif

 :D

lisafx

« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2009, 15:58 »
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Thanks. I just will have to find the link now to that release. I guess this means the end of all our "generic" model releases since iStock asks for birth day too and on mine it won't fit any more. If it's accepted everywhere, we can just use that one with specific Getty text omitted.

This latest additional layer of red tape has caused me to switch to the Getty release too.  It is generic as far as I can see, and has all possible info anyone could want.

alias

« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2009, 16:26 »
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I can see a time coming when agencies require image exclusivity for people shots. Too many potential problems otherwise.

Far better to keep a solid check of which site model released RF images were sold from when models are involved. In which case use a site specific release.

I am surprised that photographers distribute model released people shots to more than one site. In the future I think it will seem incredible that people used to do that.

lisafx

« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2009, 17:47 »
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I can see a time coming when agencies require image exclusivity for people shots. Too many potential problems otherwise.


What problems would those be that aren't already addressed by having a model release?

FWIW in cases of misuse I think it benefits the agency when the images are on more than one site.  Much easier for them to deny any responsibility if it isn't obvious where the image was downloaded.

The ones who would most benefit from having only one outlet in the case of misuse would be us - the photographers.  Then we would be in a better position to make the agency enforce its TOS.  

Right now we independents have to pursue cases of misuse on our own.  Fortunately we are compensated for this extra risk with the 20% (in my case) or more we make over being exclusive.

Business liability insurance and/or incorporation are additional ways for photographers to protect ourselves from potential problems.  
« Last Edit: November 11, 2009, 17:55 by lisafx »

« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2009, 05:59 »
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Hail Pixelbitch for the Getty release links. I downloaded the English version (in PDF), and converted it to Word by this free online program (I tried a few but this is the best, preserving the shapes).

I made a few unimportant changes to the layout and the fonts
- ("if applicable") was too small to be photocopied well;
- more lines for the shoot description;
- one extra line in front of the signature to provide more space (some people have huge signatures);
- added "in print" in front of Parent name, like with the other names.

I replaced country of jurisdiction by (...), omitting the location of the iStock/Getty offices. This should make the form generic. If you fill in your own name and country of jurisdiction in the document, it's ready to go, I think, for all possible stock sites. I'll use this single form from now on for everybody and for every 1-2 shoot days.

Here is the doc file. (done in Office 2007, saved for Word 1997-2003 - looks bad in Office 2000).

« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2009, 20:05 »
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I have made a generic, dual-language (English and Portuguese) model release. Feel free to copy and modify to your liking!

http://www.danielwiedemann.com/storage/model_release.gif


Dan, thanks for your sample. I also need a dual language generic model release (french/english).
Is it accepted by most of the big agencies ?
Do they accept releases without a picture of the model on it ?

I have downloaded Getty's latest model releases in both french and english, but fitting both languages on a single page would make the text quite small.

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