Work for Hire After CCNV v. Reid: Adequacy of Protection for Artists and Extent of the Doctrine's Applicability to Software Developers
Heitke, Sheila M.
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This note examines the United States Supreme Court's decision which set forth the proper analysis for resolving copyright disputes involving the work for hire doctrine. The Court concluded a "literal interpretation" of the governing statute was appropriate. The author contends the literal interpretation, now to be applied by all courts deciding work for hire issues, provides a uniform standard as well as predictability--two paramount objectives of copyright law.