[cc-community] CC-like video release form

Jon Phillips jon at creativecommons.org
Fri Jan 25 01:42:15 EST 2008

On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 11:56 -0600, Terry Hancock wrote:
> Matthew J. Agnello wrote:
> > I just don't know if providing public model releases would be  
> > considered providing legal service beyond providing public licenses. I  
> > know they try to avoid toeing the law firm line. Something to consider  
> > for CC, if they want to provide those releases.
> Aren't they both just licenses?  We're just talking about expanding from
> "copyright licenses" to "publicity rights licenses" here.
> And as Drew points out, this is hardly a "law firm" role: I can go to
> the bookstore and buy standard legal forms from "Nolo Press". They're
> considered a publisher, not a law firm.
> Just out of curiosity, since CC has plenty of licensed lawyers on staff,
> why does CC care whether it's a "law firm" or not? Tax status or something?
> Cheers,
> Terry

try 2.5 lawyers...not a lot...



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