Items tagged "#Monkey Selfie"
No More Monkey Business: Court Rejects Monkey Selfie Copyright CaseFebruary 2, 2016 #Monkey Selfie , Copyright , Copyright Reform
For us over at Public Knowledge, the monkey selfie case has been more fun than a barrel of, well, monkeys. The case started when a Celebes crested macaque stole a camera from a traveling British photographer and, in the course of monkeying around with the camera, took a particularly attractive picture of itself. The photographer said that he owned the copyright in the photo; the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals responded with a lawsuit on behalf of the monkey, claiming that the monkey was the true owner of the copyright.Read More
You may recall the strange affair of the monkey selfie, which resurfaced this past summer with the release of Wikimedia’s transparency report. A little after that story became news, I wrote a blog post to make a point about the photo’s authorship, and something people were getting wrong in their analysis. Yesterday, we received this email:Read More
“Nobody” Can’t Hold a Copyright, Which Means Sometimes, Nobody Holds a CopyrightAugust 6, 2014 #Monkey Selfie , Copyright , Copyright Reform , Public Domain
Why is it hard to believe that a monkey selfie can be in the public domain? Probably because we have a hard time recognizing that some things just can’t be owned by anybody.Read More