Techdirt: Is A Photograph A Derivative Work Of The Object In The Photo?

Techdirt: Is A Photograph A Derivative Work Of The Object In The Photo?

A derivative work is supposed to be for something that “recast, transformed, or adapted” the original work, and is normally used for something like a translation of copyrighted material. However, does a photograph really recast, transform or adapt the object? Or is it an entirely separate work?

The kind of thing I stay up at night worrying about.  (( as I farm primals ))

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