View Full Version : Image release form in foreign language

02-18-2004, 10:35 PM

Doing several interviews with Chinese speakers who cannot understand English, and am wondering if they sign an image release form written in English, will that be considered legitimate in case its used as evidence in court? Should I spend the extra time and money to get it translated to Chinese and overlooked by a Chinese lawyer?


02-19-2004, 12:26 PM
I wouldn't risk it. It's not only a possible legal issue, it also unethical to have a person agree to something they don't understand. I'd spend a few extra bucks to have a translation service retype it (try www.berlitz.com) or maybe you could save a few bucks and find a local university with a chinese language program. those professors don't get paid all that well & i'm sure they'd enjoy some supplemental income! ;)