hi professor pixel
you are correct ...
but i was thinking about ART, not commercial work that is copyrighted.
i know the copyright office allows artists to copyright 3d and 2d artwork, not just
commerical / non-"for hire" assignment work .. and my questions could probably be distilled down to this:
if someone buys a negative from you as a piece of artwork, do they get usage rights to reproduce that negative transfered to them
at the time of purchase or do the usage rights still belong to the creator?