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.
College of Law
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Heitke, Sheila M.
"Work for Hire After CCNV v. Reid: Adequacy of Protection for Artists and Extent of the Doctrine's Applicability to Software Developers,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 10:
2, Article 9.
Sheila M. Heitke, Note, Work for Hire After CCNV v. Reid: Adequacy of Protection for Artists and Extent of the Doctrine's Applicability to Software Developers, 10 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 331 (1990).