Releases

The first three releases shown have been adapted to my needs and circumstances from the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers model release and other releases. I've tried to keep them short and to cover the issues using plain language. (BTW I am not a member of the AIPP.)

I don't do stock photography, but I've also shown the "Getty Release."

A release should eliminate all doubt about who owns the images from a shoot and how those images may be used. But, I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. So this information is provided on an "as is" basis.
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"Commercial"
Model Release
I agree that Bill Danby has all rights to the images from this shoot and may use the images for any lawful purposes, including publicity and/or merchandising and/or editorial purposes, in any country.

It is agreed, however, that Bill Danby may not sell, give, use, or display the images from this shoot with the intention of showing me in a negative light, subjecting me to ridicule, or causing me embarrassment.

I agree that Bill Danby may combine the images resulting from this shoot with other images, text, music, graphics, film, or audiovisual work and he may crop, alter or modify the images.

I acknowledge receipt of at least AUS$1.00 as full payment.

I agree that I have no rights to the images from the shoot and no rights in the copyright.

I agree that in the event that I have possession of electronic images or prints from the shoot, that I may not give, sell, or sublicense the images and I may not give, sell, or reproduce the prints.

Unless otherwise agreed, the resulting images shall be deemed to represent an imaginary person.

In this release all references to "Bill Danby" mean the photographer, William F. Danby, and include his licensees, assignees and heirs. This release is perpetual, irrevocable, and worldwide; except that changes may be made by mutual agreement and in writing (including emails between our respective email addresses as shown on this release form).

I am over 18 years old.
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"Non commercial"
Model Release
It is agreed that I may refuse any pose during the shoot.

It is agreed that Bill Danby may not sell, give, use, or display the images from this shoot in order to represent, suggest or imply that I endorse or support any person, company, product, or cause.

It is agreed that Bill Danby may not sell, give, use, or display the images from this shoot with the intention of showing me in a negative light, subjecting me to ridicule, or causing me embarrassment.

I agree that Bill Danby may combine the images resulting from this shoot with other images, text, music, graphics, film, or audiovisual work and he may crop, alter or modify the images.

Unless otherwise agreed, the resulting images shall be deemed to represent an imaginary person.

I acknowledge receipt of at least AUS$1.00 as full payment. 

Except as limited above, I agree that Bill Danby has all rights to the images from this shoot. I agree that I have no rights in: the copyright, image inspection or approval, further accounting, or further compensation.

In this release all references to "Bill Danby" mean the photographer, William F. Danby, and include his licensees, assignees and heirs. This release is perpetual, irrevocable, and worldwide; except that changes may be made by mutual agreement and in writing (including emails between our respective email addresses as shown on this release form).

I am over 18 years old.
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"Includes Exchange"
Model Release
It is agreed that I may refuse any pose during the shoot.

I acknowledge that Bill Danby may sell, give, use, or display the images as a part of (or in the promotion of) his own photography.

It is agreed that Bill Danby may not sell, give, use, or display the images from this shoot in order to represent, suggest or imply that I patronise, endorse or support any company, product, or cause.

It is agreed that Bill Danby may not sell, give, use, or display the images from this shoot with the intention of showing me in a negative light, subjecting me to ridicule, or causing me embarrassment.

I agree that Bill Danby may combine the images resulting from this shoot with other images, text, music, graphics, film, or audiovisual work and he may crop, alter or modify the images.

I acknowledge receipt of at least AUS$1.00 as payment.

It is agreed that I shall receive a limited, non-exclusive license for the use of at least five electronic images from this shoot (chosen by Bill Danby) and at least five prints from those images, and I may only use or display the images for the purpose of promoting myself as an artist or model.

I agree that I may not give, sell, or sublicense the images and I may not give, sell, or reproduce the prints.

Unless otherwise agreed, the resulting images shall be deemed to represent an imaginary person.

Except as limited above, I agree that Bill Danby has all rights to the images from this shoot. I agree that I have no rights in: the copyright, image inspection or approval, further accounting, or further compensation.

In this release all references to "Bill Danby" mean the photographer, William F. Danby, and include his licensees, assignees and heirs. This release is perpetual, irrevocable, and worldwide; except that changes may be made by mutual agreement and in writing (including emails between our respective email addresses as shown on this release form).

I am over 18 years old.
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"Getty Release"
Model Release
For Consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by signing this release I hereby give the Photographer / Filmmaker and Assigns my permission to license the Content and to use the Content 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 Content may be combined with other images, text, graphics, film, audio, audio-visual works; and may be cropped, altered or modified. I acknowledge and agree that I have consented to publication of my ethnicity(ies) as indicated below, but understand that other ethnicities may be associated with me by the Photographer / Filmmaker and / or Assigns for descriptive purposes.
I agree that I have no rights to the Content, and all rights to the Content belong to the Photographer / Filmmaker 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 / Filmmaker 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 will be governed by the laws (excluding the law of conflicts) of the country/state from the following list that is nearest to the address of the Model (or Parent*) given opposite: New York, Alberta, England, Australia and New Zealand.
It is agreed that my personal information will not be made publicly available but may only be used directly in relation to the licensing of the Content where necessary (e.g. to defend claims, protect rights or notify trade unions) and may be retained as long as necessary to fulfill this purpose, including by being shared with sub-licensees / assignees of the Photographer / Filmmaker and transferred to countries with differing data protection and privacy laws where it may be stored, accessed and used. I represent and warrant that I am at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.
Definitions: "ASSIGNS" means a person or any company to whom Photographer/Filmmaker has assigned or licensed rights under this release as well as the licensees of any such person or company. "CONSIDERATION" means $1 or something else of value I have received in exchange for the rights granted by me in this release. "CONTENT" means all photographs, film, audio, or other recording, still or moving, taken of me as part of the Shoot. "MEDIA" means all media including digital, electronic, print, television, film, radio and other media now known or to be invented. "MODEL" means me and includes my appearance, likeness and voice. "PARENT" means the parent and/or legal guardian of the Model. Parent and Model are referred to together as "I" and "me" in this release, as the context dictates. "PHOTOGRAPHER / FILMMAKER" means photographer, illustrator, filmmaker or cinematographer, or any other person or entity photographing or recording me. "SHOOT" means the photographic, film or recording session described in this form.