Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/28

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Subject: [Leica] What should a photo release look like?
From: jls at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Thu Oct 28 16:05:58 2004
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Do a google search for model release form. I was able to dig one up that 
way a few years ago. Photography stores had them back when I bought cameras 
from stores.

At 06:00 PM 10/28/2004, you wrote:
>I shot a photo of a friend a week ago that he would like to have used
>for his book jacket. It was a snap at the right place and the right
>time and took a photo that really cannot be repeated because virtually
>no one has access any more.
>I sent him a JPEG of the image which he liked and showed to his
>publisher who immediately sent a release form (as a jpeg for some
>reason) that seems unnaturally broad and vague.
>So typically what does a release for publication look like? I suppose
>I should find a lawyer but I'm GIVING him the rights to use the photo
>but don't want to loose the rights to the photo myself. (In case he's
>the next Tom Clancy or something...I don't know.)
>Thanks for any thoughts
>Adam Bridge
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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