i believe a fellow forumer has also stated that there is no need for model release forms in sgp?
eat. drink. shoot
If you don't intend to sell the images, than can forget about getting MR, and in local, according to our Queen Counsel, so far nobody (models) able to find troubles on clients about MR thingy.
anyway, if you need legal advice, go proper channel, best is to pay and consult a lawyer, listen to people in Kopitam TKSS can, but you will not get some solid help.
Sorry, just noticed this thread..
That means a photographer shooting a model, even w/o the form, the full rights of the photo is with me?
I can send the photo in for competition too?
Please enlighten me.
MR and copyrights is TWO different issue, mind go and read my post #1 about the MR blar blar blar wiki?
for copyrights matter, please read the next post, taken from very reliable source..., definably not from kopitiam or school tuckshop.
Regarding local copyrights issue, many local photographers have miscoception, we do not follow the copyrights law of US..
I research the copyrights and ownerships issue on portrait photography, this is what I found
taken from http://www.ipos.gov.sg/leftNav/cop/O...and+Rights.htmOwnership
Generally, the person who created the work (i.e. the author) owns the copyright in the work. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Some exceptions are:
Employment: If the work is created by an employee pursuant to the terms of his employment, the employer owns the copyright in the work.
Special situation for newspaper/magazine/periodical employees: Where an employee of a newspaper, magazine or periodical creates a literary, dramatic or artistic work pursuant to the terms of his employment and for the purpose of publication in a newspaper, magazine or periodical, the proprietor of the newspaper, magazine or periodical owns the copyright in respect of publication in or reproduction for the purpose of publication in any newspaper, magazine or periodical. The employee owns the remaining rights that make up the copyright bundle of exclusive rights. Commissioning: If a portrait/photograph/engraving is commissioned by another party, the commissioner owns the copyright in the work. If the portrait/photograph/engraving is required for a particular purpose, this purpose must be communicated to the commissioned party. While the commissioner is the copyright owner, the commissioned party has the right to stop others from doing any act comprised in the copyright, unless such act is done for the particular purpose for which the portrait/photograph/engraving is created.
For other types of commissioned works, ownership belongs to the commissioned party, unless the commissioner and commissioned party otherwise agree.
As mentioned in the introduction, the copyright owner may transfer his rights to another party or entity either partially or wholly.
and also this
In simple words, photographers does not own the copyrights of the photographs, from the moment we collect money from the our customers, unless both parties enter an agreement to supersede the default law. (see the print in blue above)1. Copyright Copyright at Work
I provide photography services. Do I own the copyright to the photos that I take for my clients? If I don't, is there any way that I can own the copyright? I want to showcase the best photos in my website and brochures.
In general, clients who pay for your services own the copyright to the photos taken. However, you have limited rights in that if the photos are required for any particular purpose (e.g. a corporate client wants glamour shots of the senior management, to use in its annual report), your clients should tell you and you are entitled to prevent the photos from being used for other purposes.
In practice, however, many photographers have their own terms of engagement with clients. The parties are free to have their own agreement, which automatically overrides the above default position. Thus, for example, you and your clients can mutually agree that you will own the copyright in the photos but that your clients can use the photos for certain purposes; or that your clients own the copyright but you have the license to reproduce the photos in your website and brochures.
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For TFCD shoot if they say that they don't wish to download it from the internet (and have informed me beforehand), I am fine in burning a DVD for them. As I think it is part of my obligation.