News Corp will have to pay additional fees to keep publishing the infamous Packer-Gyngell fight photographs it bought for $200,000 last week.
The Australian has revealed that from Monday, News Corp will have to negotiate a deal with the pictures’ owner, Media Mode, if it wants to keep the photos on its websites and in its newspapers past the designated seven-day period.
New Idea has since bought the right to publish the photos for the next seven days for $5000.
Despite News Corp’s exclusive access to the sensational images, Fairfax Media's Sydney Morning Herald site attracted a larger online audience than News Corp's news.com.au in the first two days after the public brawl.
The fight between billionaire James Packer and Channel Nine boss David Gyngell - which took place outside Packer’s Bondi mansion on May 4 - made international headlines, eventually attracting police attention.
The duo were fined $500 each for “offensive behaviour”.