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

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Subject: [Leica] What should a photo release look like?
From: timatherton at (Tim Atherton)
Date: Thu Oct 28 16:10:32 2004

I'll dig some out Adam, but there is a difference between a Model Release
(that allows for a persons image to be used - and is signed by the subject -
in this case the author) and a license - where you are licensing specific
copyright usage of the image to the user - in this case the publisher

The publisher will probably try and grab all kinds of rights for usage and
get as broad a use as possible - you need to narrow them down and make them
very specific. In which case either cross out what you don't like from what
they have sent, or send them your own.

I'll see if I can find the right info for you


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
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> Adam Bridge
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:01 PM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: [Leica] What should a photo release look like?
> 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.
> Anyway...
> 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
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