Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 8:53AM
This is nothing to do with istock policy, but is what I have been doing.
As I setup working dates with models beyond my little piece of the world, I have found that being upfront with about possible abuses helps. I have been explaining what stock is; what istock is all about; istock TOS and last but not least, I give them some scenarios of possible abuses.
Additionally, I have been explaining that neither myself nor istock can guarantee 100% that their images will not be used inappropriately.
By being upfront and honest before they sign model release, it has helped me a lot instead of hindering me. So far I have had a positive response.
As I set up shoots for this next year with average everyday people, I am also seriously considering having an attorney create a second legal document that will help protect me legally as the photographer.
Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 8:54AM
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hmmm, a separate area/site for rejects? Take heart, people, the door isn't closed for opportunity