Monkey cannot own copyright to ‘selfie,’ U.S. judge says

An activist from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wears fur and is caged during an anti-fur protest outside the International Fur & Fashion Fair in HongBy Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) – A rare crested macaque that took a now internationally famous "selfie" cannot own the copyright to the photograph because he is not human, a U.S. judge ruled in a suit brought by animal rights group PETA on behalf of the monkey. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals brought the case in September on behalf of the seven-year-old monkey Naruto against British photographer David Slater, who self-published the photo in a wildlife book. Naruto, who resides on a reserve in Indonesia, took the image and several others in 2011 using a camera left unattended by Slater, the suit said.

January 7, 2016 8:53 pm

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