Thank you for your response. The whole estate has been an issue with all the siblings fighting over little bits of who gets what, (except for 2, who did not feel it was worth the aggrivation). I did not think that the family member who claimed copyright was actually able to copyright the photos, which I am sure were taken by a professional photographer. As you can tell I am trying to not name any one specifically. (You never know when something like this will come back to you.)
I was really just hoping to give the family member I was speaking with additional information about this, in case she did want to purse it and try and get some photos of her mother.
Thank you again.