The same rules apply in this case: if models are able to recognize themselves, you have to have a model release signed. For instance, if you take a picture at an event, 10 people in front might be recognisable and the rest might be blurry. While you will need model releases on the 10 people in front, you don’t need releases for the people in the background - as long as they are unrecognisable.
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- How can I make sure my images are protected?
- If I submit content to my portfolio, do I still own the rights?
- If a buyer is interested in licensing the exclusive rights of a piece of content I previously created and that I used this content on different website or uploaded it on different stock websites, does it mean I need to delete it from every websites?
- If I supply content for a buyer under exclusive rights, does it mean i can’t use it for non-commercial purposes?
- If I produce content for a buyer under exclusive rights, will he/she credit my name when using it on social media or elsewhere?
- If I produce content for a buyer under exclusive rights, am I still allowed to show my work on my portfolio website?
- What does Royalty Free mean?
- What are the licensing terms?
- Where can I find the model release and how do I submit this?
- Does taking picture from behind require a model release?