Originally posted 2010-05-18 13:02:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Photo Attorney Carolyn Wright writes:
Rebecca Tushnet over at the 43Blog reports on a recent case in New York where the court determined that the use of a woman’s photograph for a fiction book cover required a model release. This ruling creates an anomaly with other NY cases where the court ruled that a photograph of a person used for a news article does not require a release. The lesson? It’s always safest to get a model release when using a photograph of a person.
Good pickup. Good advice, too. Although, now that I think about it, the facts in this case and the publishing sector in which it occurred sound eerily familiar to me…