Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Photography > Photography Chat

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 04-24-2013, 04:59 PM   #31
Access
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,027
I have to agree with tykejack, the contract is a bit of a mis-sell because it is built on a false premise to begin with -- "As a photographer, you do not have legal rights to distribute your photographs without a model release." Tricking the model into believing this... A dishonest or manipulative photographer could use a contract like this to give a false sense of security, and if or when the model terminates the contract still be legally entitled to distribute the photos (while the model just terminated his/her right to do so by cancelling the contract).

In reality in order to grant equal rights to the model, you must first surrender those rights, either to the model or to some sort of collective body. And the contract, at least on your part, would have to non-revocable, otherwise you could just revoke the contract and the rights would return to you. Other issues exist too; while I'm sure such an agreement could be drafted to accomplish what you wanted to accomplish, I don't think that wording is the way to do it.
Access is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 AM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.