Monkey made ‘selfie’ – DUE TO COPYRIGHT, CASE TO COURT ENDED!
Monkey made selfie when took away camera from a photographer and then started a mess: COPYRIGHT whom to give to?!
Photo ‘Monkey Selfie’ that monkey macaque made at the moment when he took away camera from a British photographer David Slater-in, cannot be copyrighted, said a federal court.
San Francisco federal court : While the animal protection rights is extended like humans, it does not mean that was done in the copyright law.
Unfortunately, the world organization PETA, lost her battle lasting from 2011-the year, hilarious case of monkeys on the Indonesian island took the camera and made a Selfie that smiled the world.
Monkey identified as 6-year-old Naruto, lost his right to ‘selfie’ photo and all proceeds from the photos that could PETA to use to protect Naruto and other macaques in their island of Sulawesi home in Indonesia.
Photographer Slater asked the court to dismiss the case and that copyright photos should get his company Wildlife Personalities Ltd. and that should be respected worldwide.
General representative PETA – Pete Jeff Kerr, said the organization will continue to fight for the rights of macaques and Naruto should be the copyright owner not be viewed as he was a part of the property.
For similar unusual lawsuits, the US “Copyright Office” copyright protection last year issued regulations governing copyrights just for the works made by people. It was stipulated that for any acts that “create” any animal species, there is no basis for seeking copyright.
Surely ‘monkey selfie’ case can be classified into one of the most hilarious lawsuits ever 🙂