By John Paul Benitez, Attorney at Law
The San Fransico Gate has some reservations anointing as "art" scientific imagery created for the lab, not the studio. Displayed in "Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, photographs created using x-rays and advances in photo chemistry are serving double duty as lessons in art (not scientific) history. VARA which apply to photographs (as "works of visual art") be of any use – since the images were not "created for exhibition purposes only."
Does copyright law think any different?