I am located in Alabama. I have printed the following release form on letterhead, as composed from samples on the Internet and local, for myself. Please advise.
Reproduction Release Form
To Whom It May Concern:
I, --my name-- , as photographer and legal copyright author, owner and doing business as --my-website-- do hereby grant _______________ of _______________ rights to copy, print or reproduce photos as described;
Number of photos ___________, consisting of miscellaneous images, as contained on/within _______________ provided by me. Permission to reprint or reproduce in any fashion is unlimited for customer’s personal usage. No reproductions of photos shall be made for commercial purposes, advertising, resale or contest entry, without prior written consent from --my-name-- of which copyrights remain.
A copy of this document shall be considered adequate proof of release by the printer. Confirmation of such can be verified at --my-website-- or by contacting me at any time if necessary. Customer signature required to validate.
Photographer/Owner: --my name -- Today’s Date:_______________
Release Number: _______________
Session Date: _______________
Customer Signature: _______________
This release is strictly for allowing my customers who qualify to reprint pictures as they please (personal usage). It is not meant to gain permission from them in my using their images on my website or commercial usage. I would gain permission via another form if that ever arose.
P.S Another poster (Australian) on another site, stated I should be aware of buildings, landmarks and businesses in backgrounds? As I could suffer suit for having such in photographs? Is this true and if so how does one protect one's self?