This one comes about as a result of the picture of the fireman rescue of the little kid at the Oklahome City bombing a few years ago. That photo was taken bay a gas company employee, while ON THE JOB. The courts ruled it belonged to his employer. Many friends who work for the National Park Service, forest service, etc., regularly carry their cameras & film while on the job, on call, or on the clock as well as when they use their job for special access. As I understand it, the copyright for any images done on company time-even with your own gear-will belong to the employer. This holds true for your photography, drawings, that novel you write while at work, etc. We all know outdoor workers of various kinds who do this, with the knowledge of their local bosses. But does anyone know of a case where the agency/supervisors decided to enforce the 'employee' status and take the images? Ethically one wouldn't do anything on company time that wasn't 'their job', right? So we all know those who do and have done this regularly, even to the point of publishing books-where almost all the images are shot on 'company time'. National Park/Forest Service, etc., jobs in the wild are sought after by photographers constantly. So, how do you handle the access/camera/employee(work for hire?) status?