Permission-to-Photograph Document

By Sara Runge, October 13, 2009 7:25 PM

Some of you are planning to do inquiry projects in your classrooms that involve taking pictures or video of your students. If you do, and if you intend to publish, post on this Web site or in any other way display any of those images, you must get the specific, written permission of your students’ parents or guardians. We have developed a blanket release form (“permission to photograph and/or videotape”) for you to use for this purpose; we suggest you send it home to parents with a brief letter explaining the project and how the results—including their children’s images—might be used. If you have any questions about the form or how to use it, please do not hesitate to contact me. Click here to download the document. Click Here to download the document.

One Response to “Permission-to-Photograph Document”

  1. Tom Johnson says:

    This is, I assume, what we in The Business call a “Model Release.” Back in my TV days we had the most egregious release our lawyers could generate. It gave us permission to use people’s images in “any and all media, existing or yet to be created or imagined, in perpetuity throughout the known universe.” I loved that “throughout the known universe” phrase. People who signed retained their right of publicity beyond the bounds of the spacetime continuum, but everywhere else: we own you.

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