Model & Property Releases

Tuesday July 10, 2018
Getty Images Model and Property Releases At Getty Images we have developed a range of model and property releases for our photographers and filmmakers to use when supplying their images to us. These are now available for all photographers to download and use. We currently have releases available in 23 languages, starting here. At the end of this article we have also listed those release apps for mobile platforms (smartphones, tablets, etc.) that we have reviewed and approved. See Mobile Apps Why use a release? For any image to be available for commercial use a release is required for any recognizable people or property in the image. A release is a written permission from an individual or property owner allowing the use of that person's likeness or property (for example, a private home, a place of business, a copyrighted work of art, or in some cases, an animal) in an image for commercial purposes. (Generally speaking, commercial use means a use that is intended to sell a product, raise money or promote or endorse something.) Right-to-privacy, right-to-publicity (in the case of celebrities), trademark, and copyright laws require that you have releases if the images are to be used for commercial purposes. Benefits of using Model and Property Releases: Getty Images model and property releases are designed to clearly indicate that the model or property representative grants his or her permission to use his or her likeness or property for commercial uses. This legally binding document helps models, photographers and the client or end user of the image by ensuring that each is aware of what has been agreed to. Our releases are designed:
    - For ease of use with clear, everyday language
    - To be legally binding
    - To be irrevocable
    - Containing clear reference to pornographic and defamation exclusions
    - To include definitions for clarity
    - With a global standard for consistency, with the exception of France, which has specific requirements (see explanation on the French model and property release page)*
    - To relinquish further claims by a model/owner, including all claims to further payments
How to complete releases Model Releases Please use the model release checklist to learn how to complete your model releases. Property Releases Please use the property release checklist to learn how to complete your property releases. NB: The releases and the information provided on this page are consistent with Getty Images practices and policies, and in no way constitute legal advice. English Model Release Property Release Arabic Model Release Property Release Brazilian Portuguese NOTE: New MR version with notice of minor documentation requirement. See this article for full details. Model Release Property Release Cambodian (Khmer) Model Release Property Release Chinese (Simplified) Model Release Property Release Chinese (Taiwan) Model Release Property Release Danish Model Release Property Release European Portuguese Model Release Property Release Finnish Model Release Property Release French Model Release (outside of France) Property Release (standard-outside France) Must Use for French Models or Property photographed in France: Model Release (inside of France) Property Release (Photographed in France) German Model Release Property Release Hindi Model Release Property Release Icelandic Model Release Property Release Italian Model Release Property Release Japanese Model Release Property Release Korean Model Release Property Release Malay Model Release Property Release Norwegian Model Release Property Release Polish Model Release Property Release Russian Model Release Property Release Spanish Model Release Property Release Swedish Model Release Property Release Tagalog Model Release Property Release Thai Model Release Property Release Vietnamese Model Release Property Release Serbian Model Release Property Release Slovenian Model Release Property Release Mobile Apps We are happy to report that we will now accept model and property releases generated electronically by approved mobile applications. We will continue to review apps as they become available, so please check back frequently as we update this page. NOTE: As our form releases change from time to time, please be aware that you will continue to be responsible for ensuring that the application you use to generate releases uses the correct release version in effect at the time of submission. Currently, we will accept releases that are created using the following applications (only the specified version of the applications have been approved for Getty Images submission purposes): iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad: Easy Release Android Easy Release
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