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Photographer Wants Copyright for Pics Taken by Monkeys

by Deirdre Blake posted Aug 8 2014 11:08AM

A series of "selfies" taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright argument between a British photographer and Wikipedia.
Photographer David Slater had asked for the portraits of crested black macaque monkeys taken in 2011 to be removed from the website, arguing that he owns the copyright to the images. Slater told the BBC that though the monkeys pressed the button, he had set the self-portraits up by framing them and setting the camera on a tripod. The Wikimedia Foundation is rejecting the request saying that monkeys can't have a copyright.
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08/08/2014 11:07AM
Photographer Wants Copyright for Pics Taken by Monkeys
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