Readers’ Showcase: Oscar Cwajbaum

Paparazzi shots are taken WITHOUT people’s consent!

While for Cosplay, it IS part of cosplaying to be photographed! No one makes a cosplay to wear it in front of the mirror and then put it in the wardrobe again.

You DO need a model release if you are going to use it for commercial purposes (like releasing a book), surely.

For web usage, no you don’t need a release. It’s a consensual thing, based on goodwill. As such, of course, if the person asks the photographer to remove the picture from his/her website, then that should be done.

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