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Old 25th of March 2009 (Wed)   #1
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Default What kind of model release do you use?

I was wondering what kind of model release most people were using here; the contract style agreements with formal sections/statutes or the release/waiver statement type that you see on most generic forms? I've been using the release/waiver statement style, but I'm thinking of switching over to the contract/agreement style as I feel it might be more legally sound. Just wanted to see how many people were using these.

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Old 25th of March 2009 (Wed)   #2
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Default Re: What kind of model release do you use?

Nobody here is going to be able to provide you any useful legal advice on documents we can't read. If you want qualified legal opinions-you need a real lawyer.
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I use a simple form that basically states I own the photos and can do whatever I want, within the law, with them and they understand and agree to that.

A legally convoluted document is not really necessary. When I bought my home, from the former landlord, our contract was written on a sheet of notebook paper and stated I was buying the house from him for this much and that was satisfactory for the bank.
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Old 25th of March 2009 (Wed)   #4
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Nobody here is going to be able to provide you any useful legal advice on documents we can't read. If you want qualified legal opinions-you need a real lawyer.
I'm not looking for qualified legal opinions... I just want to know what kind of releases people are using.
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A legally convoluted document is not really necessary. When I bought my home, from the former landlord, our contract was written on a sheet of notebook paper and stated I was buying the house from him for this much and that was satisfactory for the bank.
Yeah, I think you're probably right... the simpler the better. I just get caught up trying to make mine complex. I keep thinking the more elaborate/complex the better. I guess I gotta learn to let that idea go.
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I use a simple form that basically states I own the photos and can do whatever I want, within the law, with them and they understand and agree to that.
i made my own, basically says exactly this (more detailed obviously). don't need anything too formal. make sure you have a section for parent/guardian if your model is under age.
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lol shut up, it's a model release not a mortgage.
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I goggled Model Release and copied a few different sections from multiple ones and added some content that fit me specifically.

Like the others have said, it's just something stating that you own the rights and can do with them what you wish
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