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A New World for Selfies, Part II

Animals (and monkies) cannot own the copyright to photographs
About a year ago, I wrote a blog regarding copyright ownership when an animal, in this case a macaque monkey in Indonesia, took a selfie in 2011. Three groups were battling – PETA,… http://www.rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/11/new-world-selfies-part-ii/

A New World For Selfies

PETA launches yet another lawsuit claiming monkeys have a right to their own image. Copyright "law" in action.
When I first saw this picture, I couldn’t resist reading further.  What a face! How precious! I then got deeper into the story and the copyright issues involved, and the story bec… http://www.rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/11/new-world-selfies/

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A New World for Selfies, Part II

Animals (and monkies) cannot own the copyright to photographs
About a year ago, I wrote a blog regarding copyright ownership when an animal, in this case a macaque monkey in Indonesia, took a selfie in 2011. Three groups were battling – PETA,… http://www.rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2016/11/new-world-selfies-part-ii/

A New World For Selfies

PETA launches yet another lawsuit claiming monkeys have a right to their own image. Copyright "law" in action.
When I first saw this picture, I couldn’t resist reading further.  What a face! How precious! I then got deeper into the story and the copyright issues involved, and the story bec… http://www.rclawlibrary.org/community/blog/2015/11/new-world-selfies/