The Low-Down on Legal Language


posted on 30th of august, 2013

There is a recent trend among agencies to shift the legality requirement to the copyright holder who is sending the work to the agent, aka the photographer.

A lot of this is practical. The agent cannot certify that a model/property release is legal since the agent was not a witness to the proceedings of how it was obtained (proper signature, compensation, etc). Then there are trademark issues (as products get super savvy to commercial licensing globally) for the items contained in the images. For example photographers licensing stock pictures, or any commercial photo, cannot use identifiable Le Corbusier designed furniture (such as knock-off Barcelona chairs) nor those funny little air freshener pine trees in rear view mirrors (the kind that read "road trip" Americana). That's...

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Comments (8)

Posted by Egomezta on September 03, 2013
Great blog, thanks for sharing. Very useful.
Posted by Haotian on September 01, 2013
This is very useful information. Thanks!
Posted by Davidwatmough on August 31, 2013
Useful thoughts.............. it was easier to join microstock in 2005..... we can see evidence of it here.



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