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[OM] Re: Model Release required? Book idea

Subject: [OM] Re: Model Release required? Book idea
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 17:54:21 +0100
Thanks John and Andrew.  I have searched the Net before for guidance on 
this, to no avail.  Your 2 sets of views will do for me thanks.


On 18 Apr 2005, at 09:15, Andrew Fildes wrote:

> As I understand it, the criterion in the areas with a legal system
> based on the British code - those areas which can't refer to the US
> Constitution (before half the list starts quoted the document!)  is
> with reference to 'commercial use.' Thus, a newspaper is exempt as
> general street scenes are in the public interest, but the same
> photograph used as part of a commercial publication is no longer
> exempt. Competitions like to require model releases because they may
> wish to use winners as promotional material or even assume ownership
> and possible resale. You may need a quick clarification from a
> specialist lawyer (not too expensive) or at least check the net - I
> used to be on the Photoforum list and the pro photogs there discussed
> it endlessly. There should be guidance out there, probably on the
> conservative side.

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