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Monkey in selfie case has no right to sue for copyright infringement, court says
04-24-2018, 06:36 AM #1
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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Copyrights are for humans, not for monkeys, even the creature that used a wildlife photographer’s camera to take selfie photos that soon circulated worldwide, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday.

The case stems from an incident in 2011, when British photographer David Slater, on a visit to the Tangkoko Reserve in Sulawesi, Indonesia, put down his camera and walked away. When he looked back, a crested black macaque monkey was examining the camera, looking at a reflection in the lens, and, as Slater described it, making funny faces before snapping the shutter.

The photos became a hit on social media, while Slater went on to publish them in a 2014 book, “Wildlife Personalities.” That prompted the nonprofit People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to file suit on behalf of the monkey, whom they named Naruto, claiming the right of a thinking nonhuman to legal ownership of the creature’s own creative work.

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/M...o-15441155
04-24-2018, 07:33 AM #2
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chuckle.gif Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, but a Finnish sigh is worth a thousand pictures.

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04-24-2018, 08:25 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Probably a good idea. What would he do with that copyright money and how would it affect their society. Would the other monkeys insist he shares the wealth? Like they're entitled to some of it? We don't know
04-24-2018, 08:31 AM #4
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(04-24-2018, 08:25 AM)Octo Wrote:  Probably a good idea. What would he do with that copyright money and how would it affect their society. Would the other monkeys insist he shares the wealth? Like they're entitled to some of it? We don't know

PETA has an agenda here.
04-24-2018, 10:39 AM #5
Strigoi Diavolul
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They want to provide animals with the same rights as humans, everybody has an agenda.

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04-24-2018, 04:19 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Now he needs to file a counter suit against PITA and take all he can from them.

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04-24-2018, 06:57 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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His lawyer is working on it

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04-24-2018, 09:56 PM #8
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