Photo Copyright Release

A photo copyright release grants permission to a third party to reproduce (reprint) photos taken by the photographer who owns the copyright.

photo copyright release



This release of liability may typically be required by a photo store or lab before they will make copies of wedding photographs, event photos etc.

Note: Strictly speaking, the photographer does not release copyright in the photos. The photographer retains ownership of the copyright, but license or authorize the client - and thereby the photo lab - the right to copy the photographs.


sample photo release forms



Photo Copyright Release

Photographer's Name: ________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________

Telephone and Email: ________________________________

The above named Photographer hereby warrants being the legal copyright owner in the Work described below:




The Photographer hereby grants permission to _________________________ and his/her/their Photo Laboratory of choice to make reproductions of the Work in any size or quantity for the following use:


Signed at _______________ on this___day of ______________20__

Photographer's Signature: _______________________________

* * *

Notes:

The form above may be suitable for reproductions done for personal use but for commercial use such as brochures, calendars, websites, newsletters etc, you may want to use a more detailed license agreement that will stipulate usage and payment terms. Consult with a copyright attorney for advice.

Print your photo copyright release on your business letterhead for a professional look and credibility.

Visit our main page on Photography Contracts for the following photo related free legal forms:

  • Wedding Photography Contract
  • Adult Model Release Form - Covers still photographs as well as video with voice recording.
  • Photo Release Forms - Specifically for Minors
  • Sample Model Release - Shortened Version
  • Model Release Forms - For Group Photographs
  • Free Model Release Form - For Nude Photographs
  • Photo Release - For Property

To Top of this Photo Copyright Release Page

Return to Free Legal Documents Home Page





Does this site deserve your thumbs up?



Let's hear your verdict about what you've read here!

home contact latest news search this site


Stay Tuned
or
Bookmark Us

[?] Subscribe To This Site

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Share this Site:

Recommend This Page on Google:





And Click Here to


Follow Us
on Google+


}