After two years of court battles, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and photographer David Slater reached a settlement in an unprecedented lawsuit over who owns the rights to the selfie of a monkey. 

The long-drawn-out process

PETA filed a suit on behalf of Naruto (a 7-year-old crested black macaque who took a selfie in 2011) claiming the animal owned the picture because of the Copyright Act. 

David Slater was in Sulawesi, Indonesia on a weekly assignment to take pictures of macaques. Naruto snapped the pictures of himself after Slater mounted the camera on a tripod, catapulting him into internet stardom.  Read more...

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Finally, an agreement over who owns the rights to that legendary monkey selfie

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Never has a selfie triggered such a dispute like the legendary 'monkey selfie', but finally it's bound for a conclusion. 

After two years of court battles, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and photographer David Slater reached a settlement in an unprecedented lawsuit over who owns the rights to the selfie of a monkey. 

The long-drawn-out process

PETA filed a suit on behalf of Naruto (a 7-year-old crested black macaque who took a selfie in 2011) claiming the animal owned the picture because of the Copyright Act. 

David Slater was in Sulawesi, Indonesia on a weekly assignment to take pictures of macaques. Naruto snapped the pictures of himself after Slater mounted the camera on a tripod, catapulting him into internet stardom.  Read more...

More about Peta, Photographer, Macaques, Monkey Selfie, and Culture
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