With emerging technology, there are a number of questions about how the church can stay out of legal trouble. We need to consider issues of copyright, fair use, and permission to use people's images in photos and videos that appear on the web. Below are some resources to help you steer clear of legal problems.
Please note, these resources are a place to start, they are not legal advice. Please consult with an attorney for actual legal advice.
Using images of members of your church on your website, in videos, and in print.
We recommend having a signed photo release of every person who appears in photos and videos in worship, on your website, in print or wherever you may use them. Photo releases can be included in registration for Sunday school, Vacation Bible school, youth activities, etc. Below is a sample photo release form you are welcome to use. Feel free to modify to suit your purposes.