USPS' Photo of Monument = Copyright Infringement?

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    An 85-Year-Old Sculptor vs. The Government
     
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    I don't really understand this...

    Did the artist design and build the monument all by himself? Does he still own the monument? Are people forbidden to photograph the monument?

    Or was he essentially commissioned by the government to design the monument, and then the government built it and now owns it?

    As I see it, an artist who is commissioned to produce art for the ownership of another gives up the copyrights of that art.
     
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    I don't think this is IP infringement, but I think the USPS, just like the paid the photographer, should pay the guy something especially if he didn't get anything when he originally designed the monument.
     
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    he was paid $775,000 on commision.
     
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    If that's true, then this is just being plain ole greedy.
     

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