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

Sam Johnston samj at samj.net
Fri Jan 30 12:59:29 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:55 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

It quite probably is, and provided the tags are used it answers some of the
issues in the other (sexual content) thread too.



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