Macaque Selfies and Your Copyright

By Allen Murabayashi

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By now, you’ve probably heard of the macaque selfie, and the ensuing legal battle by British wildlife photographer David Slater to have the image removed from Wikipedia.

Slater’s camera was stolen by the photogenic macaque in Indonesia, who proceeded to take hundreds of selfies before the camera was recovered. After sifting through the images to find the best selfies, Slater posted the images online. Tomasz Kozlowski subsequently posted the images to Wikipedia, and then explained on RedditThis file is in the public domain, because as the work of a non-human animal, it has no human author …read more

Via: Photoshelter

    

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