[cc-community] CC-like video release form

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Tue Jan 15 17:56:42 EST 2008

On Tuesday 15 January 2008 13:01:37 Matthew J. Agnello wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm working on a documentary about new media and the free culture
> movement. I've interviewed a bunch of people, and as such I have to
> ask them either to sign a release form or give recorded verbal consent
> to be photographed. I'm releasing the doc BY-SA, so many people are
> confused when I present them with a traditional release form that
> gives me full use of their image/likeness without any guarantee that I
> will use it on a project governed by a CC licence.
> I'd like to put those fears to rest with a CC-like release form. My
> idea is to have them sign a one or two sentence contract that
> basically says, I release my image/likeness to you for the purposes of
> your project under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-
> ShareAlike licence, the text of which can be found at the following
> link.

You might want to think about changing the purpose to any project under the 
terms of said license rather than just your project.


> Following that would be the human-readable version of the 
> licence and the legal code URL. If the person wanted a copy of the CC
> text, I would have printouts with me.
> I like this idea because it guarantees a listing in the credits, it
> makes people feel better about contributing, spreads the word about
> CC, and it acknowledges that my work is really a dervative of all the
> contributions of the people in it.
> I was curious if anyone had heard of something like this being done,
> had done it themselves, or had some advice regarding it. If this is
> deemed a valid method of releasing subjects for broadcast, I'd love to
> see an official version with CC's blessing. I'll try to draft
> something more specific in the meantime.
> Best,
> // Matt
> ----------
> Matt Agnello
> http://www.hungryfilmmaker.com
> < matt.agnello at gmail.com >
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