Model Release

Version 3.0 issued 28th September 2008

This release relates to Photographs taken on _________________ (date)
at ______________________________________________________ (location) (the “Photoshoot”).

For good and valuable consideration (outlined below), the receipt and legal sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, I ___________________________________ (the “Model”) hereby grant to _______________________________ (the "Photographer"), the Photographer’s assignees, and those persons acting with the Photographer’s authority and permission, the right to take and create photographs (in all formats) and other graphical depictions incorporating my likeness, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter created (the “Photographs”).

I herby acknowledge that I understand that copyright on Photographs automatically rests with the Photographer and unless otherwise granted by the Photographer, no one else has any rights to use those Photographs. I hereby agree that all rights in and to the Photographs, including the copyright, are and shall remain the sole property of the Photographer, free and clear from any claims by me or anyone acting on my behalf.

The Photographer’s rights include, but are not limited to, the rights, in perpetuity, to: use, re-use, publish, and re-publish the Photographs; alter, modify or otherwise change the Photographs, in any manner the Photographer desires; combine the Photographs with textual matter and/or with other pictures and/or media; and, use the Photographs for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, trade, publishing, or any other purpose whatsoever. In exceptional circumstances, limitations on usage may be agreed by mutual consent between the Model and the Photographer and recorded on the back of this form and signed by both the Model and the Photographer.

I hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless the Photographer, the Photographer’s heirs, legal representatives and assignees, and all persons acting under the Photographer’s authority or those for whom the Photographer is acting, from any liability by virtue of any use of the Photographs or any changes or alterations made thereto.

I hereby acknowledge that I understand that it is the responsibility of anyone publishing the Photographs to ensure that they are licensed so to do and to ensure that such usage complies with applicable laws with regard to, for example, decency and age appropriateness.

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For models aged under 18: I warrant and represent that I am the father/mother/guardian of the Model named above. I have read the above authorization, release, and agreement, prior to its execution, and I am fully familiar with the contents thereof. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assignees.

Signature of Parent/Guardian: _________________________________ Date _________________

Good and valuable consideration:

The Photographer will release to the Model a selection of the Photographs, chosen at the Photographer’s sole discretion, and make them available to the Model for download from a website under the Photographer’s control. Under some circumstances the Photographer may issue a CD, memory-stick or email copy of released Photographs to the model. This will be done within one month of the Photoshoot.

The Photographer hereby grants a limited worldwide non-exclusive license in perpetuity to the Model to use any of the Photographs released to the model featuring the Model taken during the Photoshoot for non-commercial, personal, and self-promotional activities. Personal use includes, but is not limited to, printing copies off for family albums and posting on social networking sites such as MySpace.com. The Model has no rights to sell any of the Photographs and does not hold copyright over the Photographs.

Photographer’s signature __________________________________________ Date _____________

This release forms a contract that shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in the United Kingdom and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom.

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