[Foundation-l] Are model releases required for 'Free' content? (was: Sexual Content on Wikimedia)

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 12:55:19 UTC 2009

2009/1/30 Sam Johnston <samj at samj.net>:

> I'm sure it's not the first time this subject has been raised, but now the
> French chapter has dragged us into the world of commercial publishing it's
> probably worth [re]considering. Perhaps it is enough initially to tag images
> lacking releases accordingly, with a view to having them released or
> replaced? I note that this would also dispense with many concerns about
> minors by requiring a minor release by parents or guardians[5].

At the moment pictures with people in are tagged with a warning that a
reuser may have to consider model release and personality rights, and
Commons guarantees nothing. It's not clear from your message why this
is inadequate.

- d.

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