do we still need model releases, Bill C-11 give the photographer the first copyright to an image now.
If a model looks and poses for the camera, is that enough to say she or he gives permission for their photo to be taken, and once the photo is taken, it belongs to the artist, the photographer. not the commissioner of the photo, assuming the photograph is not used in anything derogatory, we are free to sell the photo or the rights to anyone we desire.. within canada anyhow..
for the purpose of this question, I am not concerned about the moral implications. I would never do anything that would portray a model in a negative way.
i am thinking that the safe way is to get a release signed anyway. But I would like to understand the issue properly.
Strictly from the photographer point of view.
it always surprises me that a model would let herself be photographed without a signed release to protect her rights,.