Diane Sawyer is wrong!
She just said on ABC News that because Bradley Cooper took that
Twitter photo on the Oscars he is the copyright holder. Wrong!
The device belonged to Ellen, not Mr.Cooper; she only asked him to take it as
he was at the right spot and he had long arms. In fact, at first she asked
someone else to take it, but then gave the phone to Mr.Cooper instead.
Now, suppose I go to some spot on vacation, say Grand Canyon, NYC, Vegas,
Paris, or whatever, and I ask someone to take photos of me with _my_ camera.
According to what was said, the stranger owns the shot... and thereby has the
right at anytime in the future to ban me from using it, posting it, showing it, and
even demand I delete it.
Thus, say my wife snaps shots of me with me grandpa who passes away 2 months later, then we get divorced, she has the right to demand I delete all shots and trash all the prints?! ok.