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RyersonClark
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Posted Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:44PM

Would like to know how to go about with this.  I will have a framed portrait of a woman taken 15 years ago (by me) being held by the woman now.  Do I need two releases (old and new) and if so, for the old one, how would the dates work on the release?


Thanks for any official help here.
RobMattingley
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Posted Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:19PM
Posted By RyersonClark:
Would like to know how to go about with this.  I will have a framed portrait of a woman taken 15 years ago (by me) being held by the woman now.  Do I need two releases (old and new) and if so, for the old one, how would the dates work on the release?

Thanks for any official help here.

That's an interesting question.  I think what I would do would be to use one model release and just put on both shoot dates on it and then in the description explain that it is the same person 15 years apart...or possibly use one model release (for current photo) and one property release (for the framed photo).  Actually I probably would do the second option myself but I "think" either option would work.  Hopefully an inspector will drop by and provide an official answer for you. 
donald_gruener
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Posted Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:14PM
Hmm. I would say, do two releases, one for each photo. We require the shoot date on releases to correctly correspond to the date the photo was shot, and we do not permit releases which span more than a few days. A single release signed now could not - under iStock's requirements - cover both shoots. I would include the property release for the image as well, because the Inspector's going to hang on the copyright issue but might miss the details in your description. For additional clarity, once you've got the three releases stitched together, I would ALSO write a note across the top of the release JPEG explaining that it's the same model in both shots, shot 15 years apart, and that you took both photos and are the copyright holder. That will help avoid any possible confusion.
RyersonClark
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Posted Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:17PM
Thanks you two, big help and I'm all about avoiding confusion. 
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