Thursday, January 07, 2016

Monkey who took selfie can not own copyright to the photo, judge rules

A US court has ruled that a macaque monkey who took pictures of himself cannot own the copyright to the photographs.

The ruling resulted from a lawsuit filed last year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who sought the right to administer proceeds derived from photos taken by a monkey named Naruto in Sulawesi, Indonesia, in 2011, using a camera belonging to British nature photographer David Slater.

Full story here.

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