If an image depicts an identifiable person, you must submit a valid model release for the image to be licensed for commercial use.
When shooting on private property, you may need to obtain a property release in order to avoid issues with licensing your content.
Like copyright, trademark law and protections vary by country. Here’s what you need to know to avoid inadvertent infringement.
In the US, you don’t need to register a copyright to your work for copyright protection, but it does offer certain advantages. Here’s how to do it.
There are few legal issues as important to artists as copyrights. Here’s what you need to know on the topic, including use of your content in other countries.
Including a property release assures us that you have either created the work yourself, or that you own or control the copyright for the original artwork.
While Creative Commons licenses offer simplicity, they may not be right for all artists. Here are 5 crucial questions you should ask before using one.
Our new guide to “Protecting Your Content” for stock contributors is available in 8 languages, including: English, Russian, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean! Download it now!
What’s the difference between a trademark and a copyright? Do I need a release? Shutterstock’s new “Informed Images” infographic answers these questions and simplifies the sometimes confusing ins and outs of the media licensing landscape.