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cyzer says

They will, let’s be patient ;)

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cyzer says

Right Felt, I think that is shocking. Ofcourse it makes sense. Alot of files on VH are on to some problems if this comes to actions.

..I was so sure… sorry.

But anyway placdarms made it clear that he “never asked for Model’s release if some face appears in preview video only”. This lived in my mind to this second.. but now.

Actualy yeah.. this is big. How come higher envato staff has skiped this through the eyes?

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cyzer says

I always thought that you just need appropriate license to use a picture or video. But I guess you certainly need a model release to use celebrities face in a preview, because celebrity has contracts with other companies, and it is so called “Brand Face”.

So I was right. You don’t need a model release to use your friends picture in a preview you just need to ask him if you actualy can, except if your friend is Leonardo DiCaprio, then you need to pop at his mansion and ask him to sign a model release for a template preview :)))

As we can see this line is very thin. And it gets a little funny as deeper you go into it ;)

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cyzer says


Are you crazy guys ? :))) You don’t need a model release for a preview video! omg :))))

Yes you do. You are not allowed to use a picture of someone in this context without their permission.

If you do, you are effectively using their image for the purpose of advertising (your preview advertises the product that you sell), without their consent, probably without their knowledge and certainly without paying them.

What you are saying, Cyzer is that you could run up to a random person on the street, take a picture of them and then use their face to advertise any product. Maybe a product that they really don’t believe in, in a context that might negatively effect their life or that might be embarrassing to them.

There are some exceptions. For instance, when something is in the public interest and the figures are in the public realm – i.e. photos in newspapers – then I gather no release is needed. If a face forms a part of a large enough crowd, then no release is needed. Social media seems to make the exception. There you appear to be able to put photographs of other people into the public realm without their permission (and on a permanent basis). I would however say that this is more a question of something that is tolerated, than an official exception and that if you wrote to Facebook and told them to remove your photo, that they would have to comply. Facebook doesn’t primarily use the images for commercial purposes though. In the case of Google Streetview people who were by chance caught by the camera had the right to have themselves erased from the image. In Germany, entire buildings have been erased at request of the owners or tenants.

In general, the rule is that if you use someone’s image, then you need their permission. This is not Videohive’s rule, but rules that are by and large internationally recognised (although they of course vary from country to country)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personality_rights

So you are saying that you need a permission, but you don’t need a hindsigned modelrelease? Or you are saying you need both? Can anyone answer this in one sentense please ? :) Cause I got a brainfreeze. And Can anyone from the upper realm comment on this?

Simple question: If I use a persons picture in a video preview, do I need to attach handsigned model release?

Simple answer:...

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cyzer says

wait wait wait…...

Ofcourse you need a permission to use their picture or to purchase it with certain license.

But if you don’t include that picture in your main zip, you do need a Model Release??? Wait..

So you mean that in this particular item Leonardo DiCaprio has signed a model release and those other people did it too? And then All those six handsigned model releases has been attached ?

Is this what you want to say ? :)

You are joking right ? :)

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cyzer says

Are you crazy guys ? :))) You don’t need a model release for a preview video! omg :))))

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cyzer says


I’‘m a new one here,and my english is not that good.I have a question,Can I use my friend’s photos in my preview video.Of course,they all allowed me to use it in anyway,so how i prove that i can use their photos.
No you don’t need model release for using those pictures in preview. If you decide to include them in your main zip file, then you need to have a model release attached.
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cyzer says

Awesome ;) Thinking about buyin one too ;)

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cyzer says

Hey, I would like to suggest you a project which is I think what you are looking for.

And for me personaly it is even better than the fringe one.

http://videohive.net/item/massive-house/973871
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