The monkey is finally deprived of the rights to a selfie
Moscow. April 24. INTERFAX.RU — the Ninth circuit U.S. court of appeals rejected the claim of the organization “people for the ethical treatment of animals” (PETA) to the photographer David Slater, whose camera the monkey took a selfie on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
“We came to the conclusion that this monkey — like all animals, not as human beings — has no legal status within the framework of copyright law”, — quotes the Huffington Post the court’s position.
Earlier in September 2017, it was reported that Slater reached a settlement agreement with PETA and after two years of litigation, protect their rights of authorship photos, which made the monkey, but must sacrifice a quarter of incomes in favor of the monkeys. However, the Ninth circuit court of appeals, the United States decided to bring the lawsuit to the end.
Court Refuses to Toss Lawsuit Between Monkey and Photographer Photographer David Slater’s legal nightmare surrounding that monkey selfie snapped in 2011 isn’t over. A US court has decided not to toss the copyright lawsuit filed agai… https://t.co/SycbtyWRyw #photo #photography pic.twitter.com/BBV6TrviUF
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The struggle for animal rights on a selfie
The reason for the proceedings was the consequences curious case, which occurred in 2011 during the trip Slater in Indonesia. The Briton, together with a local guide for three days studied the habits of wild monkeys in the reserve as long as the colony animals are not used to it. When he was working on mounting a tripod to capture the forest dwellers, the crested baboon named Naruto grabbed his camera and took a series of pictures, which turned out selfies of good quality.