Lawsuit settled over rights to monkey's selfie photo

A couple of years ago, photographer David Slater was out and about shooting photos in the wild when a monkey by the name of Naruto took his camera and snapped what could be considered the world’s first monkey selfie. It seemed like a rather humorous moment which quickly took a turn for the worse as Slater found himself a long and drawn out legal battle over the rights of the photo.However the good news is that it looks like the lawsuit has finally come to an end as Slater and PETA (who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Naruto) managed to reach a settlement. As part of the agreement, Slater has agreed to donate 25% of any future revenue derived from using or selling the monkey selfie, and that the money will be donated to charities that help protect the habitat of Naruto and other crested macaques in Indonesia.In a joint statement that was issued by both parties, “PETA and David Slater agree that this case raises important, cutting-edge issues about expanding legal rights for nonhuman animals, a goal that they b

Lawsuit settled over rights to monkey's selfie photo

Attorneys announced a settlement Monday in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Phys.org

That Monkey Who Took a Famous Selfie Won’t Own the Copyright to It

Rights will go to the photographer whose camera was used to take the image

Tue 12 Sep 17 from TIME

Lawsuit settled over rights to monkey's selfie photo

A lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey was settled before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question.        

Tue 12 Sep 17 from USA today

Photographer wins 'monkey selfie' legal fight

A photographer wins a legal fight against an animal rights group over a "monkey selfie" photograph.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from BBC Technology

Lawsuit over copyright for monkey's selfies settled - CNET

PETA argued that the monkey owned the photos' copyright, and it should administer the rights.

Mon 11 Sep 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Monkey selfie copyright battle ends with a settlement

The battle over who owns the rights to a monkey's selfies has raged for years, but it's coming to a quiet end. Camera owner David Slater, PETA and Blurb have reached a settlement ...

Mon 11 Sep 17 from Engadget

Judge rules monkeys don’t own the copyright for the selfies they take

The news is sure to devastate selfie-taking monkeys all over the world. A judge has dismissed the case PETA brought against photographer David Slater claiming a macaque named Naruto was the ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Fastcompany Tech

No more monkeying around: macaque selfie case settled

25% of future revenue from the images would be donated for habitat protection

Tue 12 Sep 17 from The Hindu

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