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CHAPTER 11 Copyright, Trademarks, and Model Releases

Meeting the legal requirements of the microstocks is sometimes difficult and frustrating. In this chapter, I want briefly to consider the practicalities of compliance with what is, for shorthand, often referred to as “copyright issues,” with model releases, and also with some more general but related legal issues.

First up, though, a warning: this chapter contains general guidance only and is based on English law; it is not a substitute for proper and specific legal advice, nor is it a definitive or complete statement of the law. The law applicable to you will vary depending upon where you live or where the photograph was taken. There are also a wide range of complex rules that may apply to ...

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