Jill Morgan Posted November 7, 2022 Share Posted November 7, 2022 With the discussions on the various collections on which images with which releases go in which collections, I was looking at the individual page of some of my images. When looking at the Harris Hawk image, which I had marked as Property - Yes, Release - No, I noticed that on the page Alamy just says Property Release - No. It does not say that it requires one. An image such as that would appear not to need one as it is of a wild bird so a buyer wouldn't look any further. Who would need a release for a wild bird image? So unless they search beyond those criteria, they may buy it with good intentions as Alamy has not informed them that this image does require a release, only that it doesn't have one. I will be marking all my images of subjects that would be assumed to not require a release as "For Editorial Use Only". I'm not sure how protected I would be in any future legal hassle. I also noted that although Alamy requires us to say there are people, even if we can't recognize them (which keeps images out of Vital Collection) it informs buyers that property or people that can't be recognized do not require a release. From the buyers information page on releases: How do I know if I need a release? Check if your use is commercial or editorial . You don’t normally need a release for editorial use but there are some exceptions which we explain later. If your use is commercial and your image features people or property then you will probably need a release. If the buildings or people are not recognisable you don’t need a release. So why do we need to put people - yes on non-recognizable people if Alamy is telling their buyers they don't need a release for them? Jill 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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