Contributor Consent, Release, & Licence Form (Adult Contributor)

Contributor Consent, Release, & Licence Form (Adult Contributor)


For use when asking an adult to provide the Company with a Contribution whether that be an interview, a photo, other copyright materials or some other Contribution.

By signing this consent form the Contributor is giving their permission for their Contribution to be used for the Project (as defined). The Contributor is not giving away its full legal rights in and to this Contribution (in law, this is called assigning). Instead, the Contributor is granting a licence to the Company. This means that the Contributor has granted certain licensed rights to the Company in respect of the Contribution and the Contributor shall retain copyright ownership.


The Company should consider the following:

  • Has the Contributor fully understood the terms of this agreement, in particular, the scope of the licensed rights granted in respect of the Contribution?
  • How much (if anything) will the Company pay to the Contributor? and, has this been agreed in advance?
  • If an interview, do you know what the Contributor is going to say? You may need to seek additional legal advice before broadcast etc if the content is likely to be controversial.
  • Is the Contribution something that you are likely to use?
  • Think about the ‘term’ i.e. how long do you want the licence to run for? and, do you need it to be worldwide or restricted to certain territories?
  • If you need to ‘own’ the Contribution, you should have it legally assigned to you. See Contributor Consent, Release & Assignment Form (Adult Contributor).

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