Do I need a Model Release for Wedding Guests?

Do I need a Model Release for Wedding Guests?

By this point, you probably know that any contract you sign with a couple needs to have a model release in it. But….. why do you need a model release? And do you need a model release for wedding guests too?

What is a model release?

A model release is permission to use someone’s image or likeness in a commercial manner. But what does that actually mean?

“Image or likeness” means anything that identifies a person. This could be their photo, voice, even something as small as their hand if it identifies them as “them.” [True story/ derailment: I worked with an agency who got sued because someone said they used their hand without a model release]….

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Someone Copied Me, Now What?

Someone Copied Me, Now What?

In this day and age, it’s going to happen at some point. Someone is going to copy your hard work. And whether it’s flagrant copying or just enough so you know it’s your content, it’s going to tick you off. Big time.

But depending on the degree of copying, the proof we have, your preventative steps, and— to be completely frank— the resources you have at your disposal, we need to address copying in different ways. So how does this copyright thing work— REALLY? Here’s the deets:

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