Nidelva river through Trondheim Norway

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When do you need a model release?

Revised Question: After a bit of a think I realised that this question can also be asked the other way round and much more simply: In what situation(s) have you required a model release? Original ...
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Is a model release needed for all commercial photo sales?

I've seen variants of this question covered on many sites but I can't find an answer specific to fine art sales. I know that I need a model release if my picture will be used as stock photography ...
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Has there ever been a ruling on the necessity / legality of a property release for non-trademarked property?

While this is a legal question, it's an area often broached by photographers: that of the property release. An individual's right of publicity is widely recognized, and obtaining model releases from ...
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Do I need a written model release to enter a street portrait in a competition?

I've taken a street portrait photo (here) that I'd like to enter in a competition (the Sony World Photo Awards). I asked the man in the shop if I could take his photo, and he was more than happy for ...
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Do I need written consent when publishing photographs from models in Germany?

This question might have multiple layers to it. Background I have been taking photos of people for the past two years. These people of course have verbaly consented to this. You could call them ...
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What smartphone model release app do pros use?

I am looking for an app that will help me with model releases. I have come across Easy Release which looks like a great product yet what are the pros using when it comes to shooting the photo and ...
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Do I need a model release to post a photo on an online portfolio?

I was in a park yesterday snapping photos. Though focused on landscapes and nature shots, I happened to get a photo of a woman in the park and it turned out to be a nice photo. She was hundreds of ...
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What kind of signed statement or writing do I need from a model to own a license on the photo?

I would like to take photos of strangers out in public, but I'm worried that I might get in trouble if I use the image (even non-commercially) in any way - like posting online in a blog. I've heard ...
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Will electronic or digital model releases or contracts hold up in court?

Are there any legal examples where a digital model release/contracts was upheld in court? I have read about digital signatures, but am curious in relation to how it works with, let's say, an app that ...