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Selling Illustrations of Famous People?

Community Beginner ,
Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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Can I sell art-styled illustrations of famous people on microstock sites?

(Public, private, dead or alive if they are different)

 

When I browse Adobe Stock I see that there are almost no images of famous people, zero photos from what I could find but I did find an illustration of Abraham Lincon So how does that work with model release?

 

I have exactly that, an art illustration of a famous person. He is dead now. Can I submit him as

"No recognizable people" or recognizable but without model release. how da heck did that Lincon illustration get on Adobe stock?

 

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LEGEND ,
Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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100 years dead should be ok, so long as you are using a source that old too. 

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Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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General response: no. Every recognizable person needs to be submitted with a model realease, except those dead more than 100 years ago. It's different for editorial use, but that you cannot submit in Adobe stock.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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