Copyright War: Ashley Williams Esq. (unorthodoxlegal) Admonishes Models to Take a step and protect themselves in regards to copyrighting pose\ photoshoot

According to a post by Ashley Williams Esq. (unorthodoxlegal) on Instagram, she wants models to protect themselves whenever they pose for a photo-shoot.

From the screenshot.

True Life Model Edition: “I participated in a photoshoot that was supposed to be used for a national magazine, however the photographer decided to put that image in a MUSEUM overseas (and is receiving substantial compensation for the exhibit).” 😫
Often times Models do not receive the proper compensation or recognition for the images they are in. As a Model, you want to ensure that any Model Agreement or Release Form that you sign protects YOUR interests and provides you with adequate compensation. Here are some points that MUST be in any agreement that a Model signs: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✔️you own the copyright in the images captured of yourself⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✔️the captured images shall only be used in a specific manner. If the brand/photographer wishes to use the images in any other manner, he/she shall obtain your prior approval⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✔️photographer/brand shall not commercially sell the images without adequately compensating you
✔️no significant retouching/photoshopping should be done to your images ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✔️ if the images are posted on social media, placed in a magazine, or put on a billboard, you should be listed as the Model in the image (and they shall even include a link to your website or social media)
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So Models, let’s chat today to protect your interests!!! Click the 🔗 above!

 

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