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Photographers Organize Against New York Times Rights Grab –PDN Pulse

New York Times contributors have organized against an attempted rights grab by the newspaper, issued in the form of a work-for-hire contract for the production of drone footage. Through social media, several prize-winning photographers who shoot for the Times are urging fellow photographers not to sign the contract. They’ve also started a petition—which they say more than 130 photographers have signed—to put pressure on The New York Times to negotiate new contract terms.

The Times tells PDN that its terms for still photographers hasn’t changed, and that the “rights grab” for drone photography is for “compliance with international laws and safety regulations.”