PETA sues to give monkey the copyright of selfie photos

Novel lawsuit claims macaque’s ‘independent, autonomous actions’ led to famous shot

A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit filed Tuesday. The suit was filed in federal court in San Francisco by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It seeks a ...

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