On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 03:27:11PM +0200, Nicu Buculei wrote:
Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 09:56:52AM +0200, Nicu Buculei wrote:
>> Doug Berry wrote:
>>> A couple of other considerations: Release forms: I (not a lawyer)
>>> do not think we will need them. Under the Book version of the Copy
>>> Right Laws, there is the Fair Use Exception. One aspect of it is:
>>> if you go to a public event, where it can be reasonably assumed
>>> there will be photographers taking photographs, and you get your
>>> picture taken, you do not have a case. And there is always the
>>> quick aural release form, as long as you have a witness.
>> I think we can abuse Paul here for asking the question to Red Hat legal.
> If you're taking pictures of people specifically for inclusion in a
> copyrighted work, as opposed to catching a random person in a
> photograph who is not the subject, you do need a release form. There
> are examples of release forms all around the web that should suffice.
OK, since we got an authoritative voice saying we need release forms,
here is something minimal, taken from
In exchange for consideration received, I hereby give permission to
[_____your name here_____] to use my name and photographic likeness in
all forms and media for advertising, trade, and any other lawful
Print Name: _________________________
If we stay away from models under 18, it may be all we need. If people
think it is enough, I can format it in a nice PDF.
Note: we may turn "all forms and media" into "Fedora related forms and
In case of a model who's a minor, there are release forms out there
that can be signed by a parent or guardian. I'm pretty sure we have a
few Fedora contributors who have not yet reached the age of majority.
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