Who does own the monkey selfie? Because, lawyers.

From viral fame to litigation.  Who, indeed, owns the monkey selfie?  Because, lawyers.

Is the photographer inflating his role in the photos, or did the monkey take the glamor shots on his own, without any prompting from the human? Does it even matter? Does Slater own the copyright, or is a photo taken by an animal in the public domain? For that matter, is a painting by an animal in the public domain? We asked a lawyer.

Macaque monkey



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