Hello! I just signed up for an Adobe Stock account. I have content (Photos) and I am the one included in those photos. I would like to sell the images online using this platform, now would I need a copyright for my own photos? And in the case of the section which asks if there is a recognizable model or property, Do I need to hit Yes or No?
The laws may vary depending on your location, but here in the United States photos are automatically protected by copyright to a certain extent. There is a formal process to go through that has additional benefits, but I don't know the exact benefits honestly.
Yes, If there is recognizable people or things in a photo then you should check yes. If you are the person you fill.put the model release with yourself as the model. If you are the original creator then you fill out the property release. Something recognizable like a car still has IP rights owned by someone else so you'd need a property release from them if you wanted to use it's likeness commercially even though you may own the actual car.
The rules for Adobe stock contributor say, that you need to be the creator of the assets. So basically, you can't upload the pictures. The copyright owner is the photographer. You can assume, that the copyright in the great lines is everywhere in the world similar. So posting a picture of you, without the consent of the copyright owner, is not to be recommended. On the other side, the copyright owner would need to have your consent to post the pictures because you have a right to control your image.
Models sign for that a model release, and you will have to attach a model release to your submissions, even if you are both the creator and the model.
Here is the scenario, I did some photoshoots with a photographer. Our agreement is that I pay for the photos, and he immediately sends them to me. That's the end of the contract. No logos, brands, or any symbol, and he doesn't keep or share the photos on any platform or with anyone else and I have 100% ownership rights. What should I submit? A signed model release or do I still have to get consent from the photographer?
You didn't take the photos. Adobe Stock does not accept photos except from the photographer who actually took them. Sorry. You have nothing to sell.
Incidentally, you don't own the copyright unless the photographer signs a waiver. Contact an attorney who practices copyright & intellectual property law.
I do not know the details of your contract with the photographer, but even if you have more rights on the pictures than usual, you obviously can't sign on the model release as the photographer. If someone else is the photographer, you will get your pictures refused.
And I still believe that your photographer retains the (c) on the pictures except if you are proficient in (c) law, and made a waterproof contract. But even then would it be against the Adobe rules.
If someone else took the photographs, you can't submit them.
If you took a selfie, you must submit a signed model release to use your likeness commercially.
Photographers who have 100% ownership rights can submit their work to Adobe Stock for commercial sale. The photographer retains all rights to the image.
Hope that helps.
No, you can't get consent from the photographer. Adobe Stock is only for photographers, and only for their own work. As a model you cannot submit (unless it's a self portrait).