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Pic of Cat , Model release or Property release?

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Hello.

 

I have a question about a photo of a cat (pet).

If we want to sell as a royalty free photo, do we have to have a model release or property release?

Or it depends on a country?

I think that a cat is a property .

 

Thank you in advance for your advice.

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Property release.

 

Paulette

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Paulette

 

Thank you for your rapid answer.

 

Young

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26 minutes ago, NYCat said:

Property release.

 

Paulette

 

...unless the cat can write!

 

In which case, ditch the photo, make a video, pop it up on all the social media sites and sit back and watch the advertising royalties flood in!

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Legally (UK) cats are property so you'd need a property release.  

 

However, knowing the nature of cats, any image with both cat and owner would surely need a property release paw stamped by the cat who would certainly consider the owner it's own property :)

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1 hour ago, losdemas said:

 

...unless the cat can write!

 

 

.. neither can most babies... just saying!  :D:P:ph34r:

 

I suspect it doesn't really matter which type of release you get for a cat.. the important thing is that you have a release for the cat...  but I would tend to ask for a property release.

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5 minutes ago, Colblimp said:

I hate cats.

Meow!

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34 minutes ago, Avpics said:

Meow!

 

lol

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2 hours ago, Matt Ashmore said:

 

.. neither can most babies... just saying!  :D:P:ph34r:

 

I suspect it doesn't really matter which type of release you get for a cat.. the important thing is that you have a release for the cat...  but I would tend to ask for a property release.

Babies have parents or guardians who sign for them, cats don't.  Only a property release is appropriate for a cat, signed by the owner of course!

 

Pearl

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Thank you very much for your advice !

I was 100 % sure that  it's property release, but I really wanted to have your advice.

:)

 

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5 hours ago, John Richmond said:

Legally (UK) cats are property so you'd need a property release.  

 

However, knowing the nature of cats, any image with both cat and owner would surely need a property release paw stamped by the cat who would certainly consider the owner it's own property :)

Leagally in france cats are property too.

Well explained ! You know the cats:D

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2 hours ago, Pearl said:

Babies have parents or guardians who sign for them, cats don't.  Only a property release is appropriate for a cat, signed by the owner of course!

 

Pearl

tell that to my cat...she's the boss.

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5 hours ago, Alex Ramsay said:

Is it a particularly distinctive animal, or just a generic cat?

I have some pedigree cats photos and stray cats ones.

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5 hours ago, Colblimp said:

I hate cats.

maybe they like you.

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7 hours ago, Young said:

Hello.

 

I have a question about a photo of a cat (pet).

If we want to sell as a royalty free photo, do we have to have a model release or property release?

Or it depends on a country?

I think that a cat is a property .

 

Thank you in advance for your advice.

Paws for thought! I would have thought a paw print and possibly a swatch of hair would satisfy most legal requirements! ;-)

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3 minutes ago, Jansos said:

Paws for thought! I would have thought a paw print and possibly a swatch of hair would satisfy most legal requirements! ;-)

Paws movement is coming soon :-)

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4 minutes ago, Young said:

maybe they like you.

 

They actually don't.  A cat will see me and it will run, every time - weird!

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Just now, Colblimp said:

 

They actually don't.  A cat will see me and it will run, every time - weird!

:D

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Personally I would not worry about a property release for a cat I've needed one and its never been an issue

either at Alamy or any other agency.

 

I love cats  :wub:

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, Colblimp said:

 

They actually don't.  A cat will see me and it will run, every time - weird!

Oh Dear, I am afraid you have gone down in my estimation now Colblimp. Cats are wonderful creatures, very intelligent, sensitive and mysterious. Dogs just do what they are told and bark now and then.

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19 hours ago, Colblimp said:

I hate cats.

 

yes... I prefer monohulls myself... but to go so far as to say I hate cats...

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1 hour ago, David Pimborough said:

Personally I would not worry about a property release for a cat I've needed one and its never been an issue

either at Alamy or any other agency.

 

I love cats  :wub:

 

 

 

 

Cats are Very lovely 😊 animals but what a difficulty to photograph them! They don’t obey human though that’s why  I like them 

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