katilac Posted September 18, 2012 Share Posted September 18, 2012 Our local paper is now part of Big Corporate Media, ugh. I have freelanced for them for over ten years, with a one-page contract. The pay is very low but it's very flexible and I figure it keeps my skills and resume somewhat up-to-date. We have all been sent new contracts, which specify that everything we submit is now work-for-hire (meaning they own the copyright). w-f-h is supposed to apply only to employees and very specific instances, unless of course one signs a contract saying, yes, by all means, I will act like an empoyee without any employee benefits :tongue_smilie: This contract is unbelievably bad. I could rant for ages, but basically it boils down to them saying they own everything, and don't even think about writing even a NEW article if the subject is somewhat similar to something you wrote for us, or if the font is the same, or if it's a day ending in y, and so on. Mostly, I am wondering if any freelancers have had experience with the new push for w-f-h. How bad is it out there? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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