Texas Wesleyan Law Review
Photography has enjoyed a unique niche in the history of copyright, especially in the context of the work-for-hire doctrine. In this article, I intend to trace that history, beginning with the Supreme Court case decided over 100 years ago which first extended copyright protection to photographs. I will then examine the treatment photography received under the 1909 Act and the 1976 Act and judicial interpretations of this legislation. Finally, I will look at recent legislative action in the states of New York and California and its impact on the workfor- hire doctrine as it is applied to photography, and recommend a statutory addition for Texas.
R. S. Miller Jr.,
Photography and the Work-for-Hire Doctrine,
Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37419/TWLR.V1.I1.2