Linda Valdez: PETA’s effort to gain the rights to a monkey selfie proves it’s an advocacy group in search of a cause.
After roughly two years of court battles, the groundbreaking lawsuit asking a U.S. federal court to declare Naruto—a free-living crested macaque—the copyright owner of the internationally famous “monkey selfie” photographs has been settled.
PETA Reaches Settlement In Monkey Selfie Trial [PETA] has come to a settlement in the battle over who owns the copyright to a famous selfie taken by a macaque. PETA, photographer David Slater, his company, Wildlife Personalities, Ltd., and self-publishing platform Blurb Inc. have finally reached a settlement of litigation.
Sep 12, 2017 · ’Monkey Selfie’ Lawsuit Ends With Settlement Between PETA, Photographer : The Two-Way Wildlife photographer David Slater has agreed to donate 25 percent of future revenue from photos taken by a macaque in 2011 to conservation efforts.
The monkey selfie is beguiling. But the lawsuit by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to gain control of the image is greedy and self-serving. At issue is who owns the rights to a selfie allegedly taken by a crested black macaque named Naruto after a British nature photographer provided a camera.
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Photographer David Slater has won his legal battle over that monkey selfie. A US appeals court ruled Monday that US copyright law doesn’t allow animals to file copyright infringement lawsuits. A US appeals court ruled Monday that US copyright law doesn’t allow animals to file copyright infringement lawsuits.
Maybe monkey should sue PETA, appeals court suggests. The viral selfie taken by Naruto the macaque monkey using photographer David J. Slater’s camera is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, Calif., at a March 29 exhibition.
A photographer whose camera was used by a monkey to take a selfie has won a two-year legal battle against an animal rights group about copyright over the image. Naruto, a rare crested macaque monkey who lives in the Tangkoko Reserve on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, picked up David Slater’s camera and snapped the now-famous photo in 2011.
The story of the monkey selfie began in 2011, when Slater traveled to Sulawesi, Indonesia, and spent several days following and photographing a troop of macaques.