There's discussion about a new Associated Press contract floating around (UPDATED: We critique it here - The 2008 AP Contract Analysis - Introduction, 5/19/08), and we'd like to set our eyes (or sights) on it. There's rumors of a long overdue royalty for re-sales, but it's still a work-made-for-hire for the entire assignment, apparently, not just on the selected image(s). These are, just rumors, until someone sends it to us. (hint hint). Then, we'll take to reviewing it's terms, and let you know if we think it's a
good better deal than the current one.
Which begs the question - this can't be that they're giving photographers a resale percentage out of the goodness of their heart, could it? Or, perhaps it's because they're not getting the level of consistent talent from their stringers? We'll wait to answer those, and other questions, and hopefully get a chance to talk to those at the AP who've put this one together, to understand their thinking behind it.
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