Saturday, 16 February 2008

Wording of model release

For information here is the wording of my model release. This is based on a standard template from one of the worlds largest photography stock sites.

For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by signing this release I hereby give the Photographer and Assigns my permission to license the Images and to use the Images in any Media for any purpose (except pornographic or defamatory) which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service. I agree that the
Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified. I acknowledge and agree that I have consented to publication of my ethnicity(ies), but understand that other ethnicities may be associated with Images of me by the Photographer and/or Assigns for descriptive purposes.

I agree that I have no rights to the Images, and all rights to the Images belong to the Photographer and Assigns. I acknowledge and agree that I have no further right to additional Consideration or accounting, and that I will make no further claim for any reason to Photographer and/or Assigns. I acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon my heirs and assigns. I agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and represents a legally binding contract.

I represent and warrant that I am at least 18 years of age and have the
full legal capacity to execute this release.

Definitions:
“MODEL” means me and includes my appearance, likeness and form.
“MEDIA” means all media including digital, electronic, print, television, film and other media now known or to be invented.
“PHOTOGRAPHER” means photographer, illustrator, filmmaker or cinematographer, or any other person or entity photographing or recording me.
“ASSIGNS” means a person or any company to whom Photographer has assigned or licensed rights under this release as well as the licensees of any such person or company.
“IMAGES” means all photographs, film or recording taken of me as part of the Shoot.
“CONSIDERATION” means something of value I have received in exchange for the rights granted by me in this release.
“SHOOT” means the photographic or film session described in this form.
“PARENT” means the parent and/or legal guardian of the Model. Parent and
Model are referred to together as “we” and “us” in this release.

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