Writing the Multiple Property Release with Witness document
Company Name PROPERTY RELEASE
Job Number: Contract Reference Number. For valuable consideration received, I ("undersigned") hereby grant to Company Name ("Company") the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission to use, re-use, display, distribute, transmit, publish, re-publish, copy, or otherwise exploit, either in whole or in part, digitally, in print, or in any other medium now or hereafter known, for any purpose whatsoever and without restriction, the following property ("listed property") owned or created by me, or in which my labor may be included; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same.
This agreement shall pertain to the following listed property:
Insert the property covered by the release if all of the property is of similar nature, such as photographing a car show. If the property varies widely, you can use this section to describe the event. Remove this section if it is not applicable. I understand and agree that Company Name may or may not use my name in conjunction with the property as Company Name so chooses.
I hereby release and discharge Company Name and its agents, representatives, and assignees from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the listed property, including without limitation any and all claims for invasion of privacy, right of publicity, and defamation. I represent that I am over the age of eighteen (18) years and that I have read the foregoing and fully understand its contents. This release shall be binding upon me, my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.
This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all prior agreements or understandings, written or oral, between the parties related to the subject matter hereof. No modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by both of the parties hereto.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of State. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall be in the County County, State Superior Court.
This Agreement shall be binding upon and enure to the benefit of Company Nameand its respective successors and assigns, provided that Company Name may not assign any of its obligations under this Agreement without the undersigned's prior written consent. TIP: It can be easier to get people to sign your photo release if you use one release for everyone whose property you are photographing that day or event. Fill in the first two lines with dummy names. This will help show people how to fill in their information on the following lines.
The fact is that nobody likes to be the first person to sign the release; seeing other signatures on the page will encourage others to sign the release. This release is typically used when traveling, shooting stock photography on location, or event photography that features property of more than one person (car shows, conventions, etc. Some stock photo agencies require releases to have a witness signature.
The witness signature cannot be the photographer.