monkey selfie

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Even That Monkey Selfie Fiasco Is Getting Turned into a Movie

Just weeks after photographer David Slater won his legal battle with PETA, Condé Nast bought the rights to his life story.
Drew Schwartz
5.8.18
Photo

The 'Monkey Selfie' Monkey Just Filed an Appeal

Naruto v. Slater is headed to the Ninth Circuit, fighting for animal copyrights.
Sarah Jeong
3.20.16
News

In Monkey Selfie Lawsuit, Lawyer in Chippendales Suit Is the Reasonable One

"Monkey see, monkey sue is not good law – at least not in the Ninth Circuit."
Sarah Jeong
11.11.15
Art

Insta of the Week: PETA Sues Over the Monkey Selfie

This has serious implications for the entire animal kingdom.
Beckett Mufson
9.25.15
Stuff

​Chimpanzees Don’t Have Human Rights, According to Court

​Last week a Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court declared that chimpanzees are not people, legall​y speaking. This does not bode well for the wider and active great ape rights movement.
Mark Hay
12.8.14
copyright

Who Owns The Monkey Selfie? A Lawyer Weighs In

In 2011, a crested black macaque grabbed photographer David Slater's camera and snapped a #selfie. Slater wants copyright ownership of the picture, but should he get it?
Jonathan Smith at VICE
8.8.14
Ask A Lawyer

Who Owns the Monkey Selfie?

A monkey took a selfie in the jungle, and now the camera's owner is trying to stake his claim over the majestic beast's glamor shot by taking legal action against Wikimedia for publishing the image in their public domain library. Does he have a case...
Jonathan Smith
8.7.14