Sometimes we receive requests that illuminate the everyday life of our Rights clearance department: Recently we received the question of whether the footprint of the first man on the moon would require clearance of the personality rights of Neil Armstrong, and if they need to obtain third party rights of the shoe sole manufacturer.
We luckily could put their mind at ease.
In another case, a customer wanted to be absolutely assured that their usage of a shot does not infringe against any personality rights of the being depicted: it was a tree.
Of course, prevention is better than cure, and we are happy to answer all your questions. In these cases, clearance is not necessary, but there is the possibility of an “indemnification fee” for cases that are not quite as clear: Framepool carries any risks and covers against rights infringement.