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Waiver for Recordings


debateIf you're bringing a speaker to your campus, you might want to record the presentation. When you do, make sure you have the speaker's permission, and cover your bases by asking him or her to sign a waiver. The SSA has a generic waiver that you can customize for your group to use. You can either cut and paste the text here, or download the MS Word file listed below and customize it.

Individual Release Agreement

The undersigned enters into this agreement with _________________(group name) ("Producer"). I have been informed and undersigned that Producer is producing a videotape program on _______________________(date) and that my name, likeness, image, voice, appearance and performance is being recorded and made a part of that production ("Product").

1. I grant Producer and its designees the right to use my likeness, image, voice, appearance and performance as embodied in the Product whether recorded on or transferred to videotape, film, slides, photographs, audiotapes or other media, now known or later developed. This grant includes without limitation the right to edit, mix or duplicate, and to use or re-use the Product in whole or in part as Producer may elect.

2. I also grant Producer and its designees the right to broadcast, exhibit, market, sell and otherwise distribute the Product, either in whole or in parts, and either alone or with other products, for commercial or non-commercial television or theater, closed-circuit exhibition, home video distribution or any other purpose that Producer or its designees in their sole discretion may determine. This grant includes the right to use the Product for promoting or publicizing any of the uses.

3. I confirm that I have the right to enter into this Agreement, that I am not restricted by any commitments to third parties, and that Producer has no financial commitment or obligations to me as a result of this Agreement. I hereby give all clearances copyright and otherwise, for the use of my name, likeness image, voice, appearance and performance embodied in the Product. I expressly release and indemnify Producer and its officers, unknown arising out of or in any way connected with the above granted uses and representations. The rights granted Producer herein are perpetual and worldwide.

4. In consideration of all of the above, I hereby acknowledge receipt of reasonable and fair consideration from Producer.

I have read the foregoing and understand its terms and stipulations and agree to all of the above.

Signed______________________________ Date_____________________

I am the parent and/or guardian of the above minor and hereby endorse this Agreement on his/her behalf.

Signed ______________________________ Date_____________________

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