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What is a Vintage Content Release?
A vintage content release is a release specifically required for content filmed or shot between the years 1930 and 1990 that features recognizable individuals or property. This applies to both the content itself to show that the contributor is the copyright holder content and modern-day content featuring vintage content as a part of the footage.
Why is my footage rejected for missing a vintage content release?
If your footage was rejected for missing a vintage content release, check if you have submitted footage that requires a vintage content model/property release.
Here are some examples that require a vintage content release:
This vintage clip needs one vintage model release. Please note that a vintage property release is also required for the footage itself.
This footage contains two vintage photos featuring different women. 2 vintage model AND property releases, making it a total of 4, are required for this footage. Also, please be reminded to submit another vintage property release for this footage itself.
This footage requires a property release for the footage itself to show that the contributor is its copyright holder.
This modern footage requires a property release for the vintage photo that it contains. If you wish to submit it for commercial use available, please note that a model release is also required for the recognizable figure in the photo. No model release or property release is required for the person holding the photo or the stack of blurred, unrecognizable photos on the table.
What is a Tattoo Property Release?
Tattoo Property Release is specifically required for footage that features visible tattoos and should be signed by the tattoo artist who performed on the tattoos. Please note that the person applying the tattoo should not sign the property release. A thumbnail image of the original tattoo design must be included in the release. If your footage contains a person with multiple, you must submit a release for each artist and attach each thumbnail photo.
Also, a model release for the person applying the tattoo is also required, even if facial features are not visible. This is because a tattoo can be information to identify the person.
Why was my footage rejected for Invalid or Missing Tattoo Property Release?
Your footage can be rejected if you did not submit any or enough property release for visible tattoos. With footage containing multiple tattoos, you need to submit a property release for each of the tattoos, signed by their original artists. Please do not forget to attach thumbnail photos for each of the tattoos.
Examples that require Tattoo Property Release:
This footage features a woman with multiple tattoos. You need to submit multiple tattoo property releases for each of the visible tattoos signed by original artists. Please attach a thumbnail photo for each of the tattoos shown in the footage. A model release is also required in case of submitting the footage for commercial use.
A tattoo property release is required for the star tattoo in this footage. A model release should also be submitted, but only for the one with the tattoo. A model release for the person on the right is not necessary since she has no tattoos or shows visible facial features.
A tattoo property release is required in this footage as well as model releases. Here, 2 model releases should be submitted; for the one with a back full of tattoos, and the one who is partially showing her face. Although the woman is not showing her entire face, a release is needed as her face is identifiable.
What is Artwork Property Release?
An Artwork Property Release is a release required to be submitted if a contributor’s content or footage specifically contains works of art. If a contributor submits footage that features a piece of painting, an artwork property release signed by the original creator would be required. In order to avoid any infringement of copyright, the contributor or whoever is signing the release should own the copyright to the work. Please be noted to submit a thumbnail image of the original work with the release.
Why was my footage rejected for Missing or Invalid Artwork Property Release?
If your footage was rejected for the reason in the title, it is because your footage contains works of art and you did not submit any or enough releases for the works. Also, check if you’ve attached a thumbnail image of the original work you are submitting the release for.
Examples that require an artwork property release:
- Graffiti & Murals
Footage that contains graffiti or murals needs an Artwork Property Release signed by the copyright owner and the artist.
- Traditional Artwork
Traditional paintings, drawings, photographs, and any other forms of artwork require an Artwork Property Release if you wish to submit it for commercial use available.
Examples of artwork that does not require a release:
- Temporary Artwork(eg. Sand sculpture, body/nail art, ice sculpture)
Artwork that does not last permanently, like nail art, ice sculpture, and this sand art, does not require an artwork property release.
- Minimal & Simple Artwork
Footage containing minimal artwork does not require an artwork property release. Minimal artwork includes simple watercolor painting, textures, brush strokes, and other simple designs.
- Pre 1900 sculptures
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