Photographers, Reps Push Back on Time Inc Contract’s Rights Grab

By Holly Hughes

TimeInc.com and its "over 90 iconic brands."

TimeInc.com and its “over 90 iconic brands.”

Photo agents, trade groups and individual photographers are raising alarms over the new photography contract issued last month by Time Inc., as they push the publisher to negotiate better terms.

The new contract, as written, eliminates space rates, grants Time Inc. broad rights to reuse assignment photos in affiliate brands and books, and reduces fees for reuse in related publications, books and foreign editions.

“Our position to the photographers we represent and syndicate is: Do not sign it,” says Geoff Katz, CEO of Creative Photographers Inc. (CPi), an agency that syndicates over 50 celebrity …read more

Via: PDN Pulse

    

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