Legal Arguments in “Monkey Selfie” Case Are Bananas at Hearing
The nut-jobs at PETA are suing to assign copyright to the monkey because, well, QED.
There are some legitimate copyright issues involved with this photo, the photographer is arguing that he holds copyright even though it was a crested black macaque that actually pressed the shutter button.
He has lost to this point, and said crested black macaque, not being a human, has been deemed unable to hold a copyright, so it’s in the public domain.
Of course, PETA saw fit to invite itself to this, and move a marginally interesting point of law into a freak shot, because ……… PETA.