Judge Rules That Monkey Can’t Own Copyright to His Famous Selfie

Judge Rules That Monkey Can’t Own Copyright to His Famous Selfie
In 2011, photographer David Slater traveled to a monkey reserve in Indonesia. During his visit, he left his camera unattended and a photogenic primate named Naruto got hold of it. The young macaque monkey snapped a charming series of selfies that, once released, quickly went viral. Years later, these adorable images were the subject of a lawsuit to determine who holds the rightful copyright: Slater and his company, Blurb, or Naruto, since he was the one to actually snap the selfie?

Judge Rules That Monkey Can’t Own Copyright to His Famous Selfie
Judge Rules That Monkey Can’t Own Copyright to His Famous Selfie
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