Well, today certainly was a crazy day anyway
Looks like the first New York Times v. Bloggers using their Photos issue has sprung up: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/main/archives/000442.html
The New York Times should set a policy that bloggers can use 25% of the original picture if they link back to the site. If I was the New York Times I would even provide the blogger-approved photos.
Use this as a chance to tap the power of blogssurf the wave,don’t fight it.