Friday, February 24, 2023

Photography: On model releases and subject rights

This post will clarify copyright law, a matter about which many people have only a vague understanding. To begin, I must say that no-one should take what I write as legal advice. Instead, consult a lawyer specialising in this topic as necessary, not least because copyright is different in different territories, even though there are universal conventions that most countries have signed.

This article will outline the rights of the subject (e.g. model) portrayed in a photograph. These are likely fewer than you expect.