Getty Images knows the answer. And not in a useless philosophical dribble way. The agency provides contributors releases to download in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Poland, Russian, Spanish, English and Portuguese (European and Brazilian – a nod I’m sure to the photographic marketing power of Mrs. Tom Brady). Like the Rosetta Stone of releases. Click here for link.
In the spirit of share and beware, the page is designed for Getty contributors – photogs, writers and videographers. The content is owned by Getty and very Getty assignment-specific. But for those starting out in the biz or looking into the viability of selling stock, the contracts can be part of your legal research. Free to download. Read the article, too. Good definitions and reasons behind the idea of a release.
Property and Model releases – today’s happy nugget. Because without them, you can’t sell an image for those big commercial bucks.