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Julia_269112
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Question about People Images
Oct 10th, 2014, 8:51am
 
I want to make sure I understand the rights to use the images from sites like Pixabay and Morguefile. If the image has a person or people in them, can we still use them freely as a public domain image? I read different things about using the images from those types of sites as you can freely and I also read you need a model release. I've read all the posts on TOU and related topics on the community blog, but now I'm more confused  Grin
 
Thank you in advance,
Julia
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Re: Question about People Images
Reply #1 - Oct 10th, 2014, 9:33am
 
Quote from Julia_269112 on Oct 10th, 2014, 8:51am:
I want to make sure I understand the rights to use the images from sites like Pixabay and Morguefile. If the image has a person or people in them, can we still use them freely as a public domain image? I read different things about using the images from those types of sites as you can freely and I also read you need a model release. I've read all the posts on TOU and related topics on the community blog, but now I'm more confused  Grin

Thank you in advance,
Julia

 
Hi Julia,
 
If the person is recognizable, YOU MAY NOT use the image (Public Domain or not) unless it clearly notes that a Model Release was obtained.
 
If the person is not recognizable, you can probably use the image in your derivative.
 
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Reply #2 - Oct 10th, 2014, 10:41am
 
Perfect! Thank you for clearing that up for me  
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Reply #3 - Oct 10th, 2014, 11:07am
 
You're welcome, Julia Smiley
 
And, BTW, that rule goes for any project on any site. Commercial use of a recognizable person without a model release is simply not allowed in the photography industry ... period.
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