New release templates

posted on 20th of december, 2011

We are launching new and improved versions of our branded model and property release forms. The updating process is necessary, because the now outdated documents did make clear all the information we legally require from the signing parties on the present day.
It has been several years since the last update and we felt we must address the increased legal needs and that we could present the information more comprehensively and logically, plus throw in a few bonus features.

Please let me walk you through the new designs
The first thing you will notice is the new look - two column layout for better presentation and, more practically, more space efficient. You have much more writing room than on the previous release forms.
The legal text is left the same, but we have added several fields new to Dreamstime,...

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Comments (34)

Posted by Demonike on November 14, 2015
Axel78 - model picture is not required, but for shots including nudity you have to scan or take a photo of the models ID, where their name and birth date can be confirmed. This document must be put on the release form at the time of uploading the release. They cannot be associated later on.

Bobbrooky - in such situations as you describe here, try to put yourself at the other end of your camera. If you're in a public event, maybe even one of the participants, you can expect the press to take photos of you and your doings. However press rights cohere with our Editorial rights. This means that the press can use these images of you to illustrate the article they write about the event, or reference the images later on with similar events. They cannot, however, put the photos of you on a billboard, poster, product or service advertisement, use your face in a derivative work of art, etc. All these things can be done within the legal bounds of the royalty free licence. Here you can understand...(More)
Posted by Axel78 on November 05, 2015

Can i upload a Model Release form without model picture and after send a copy in pdf of his ID ?
Posted by Bobbrooky on September 05, 2015
Today I took some excellent shots of an agricultural show here in the UK. The latest tractors showed off their capabilities, which was impressive. The images I took at the show make the tractor drivers, recognisable.
Now I have steered clear of taking images that need model releases in the past because I know what I would say, to some unknown person to me, who was asking my full name, date of birth, tel no, address, ethnic origin etc etc, the first word would begin with F and the second word would be off! I understand the logic of this in using a hired model in a studio situation for a certain shoot, but in all honesty, to approach an unknown and expect them to divulge this information and then sign a piece of paper for someone with a camera around their neck, would be foolish (regarding their identity) and (here in the UK anyway) extremely rude. Not knowing which company or individual may view these details, or how they could be used, by say a fraudster, makes...(More)

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