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Wikipedia refuses to delete monkey selfie

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Wikimedia, the organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer's repeated requests to remove one of his images which is used online without his permission, claiming that because a monkey pressed the shutter button it owns the copyright.

http://www.telegraph...ey-owns-it.html

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Technically the owner of the monkey owns the copyright because legally, in almost all countries, the monkey is a thing.

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Would a court of law acknowledge that an animal can own copyright? Dont think so

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Would a court of law acknowledge that an animal can own copyright? Dont think so

No, but the owner of the animal. See above.

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I just love the facial expression and smile on those two pictures. :lol:

Edited by EllJay
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I'd say that that is but monkey business for you ~

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That'll be a primate facie case then....Boom boom!

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I just love the facial expression and smile on those two pictures. :lol:

I think it's amazing that the animal was intelligent enough to smile for the second photo. Animals are amazing sometimes.

But in this case I do believe Wikimedia is being a bit stupid.

Edited by Child of Bast
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the photographer owns the camera, and so forth

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the photographer owns the camera, and so forth

Owning the camera, pencil or brush does not make you a copyright holder unless there is a contract with the artist specifying that. (At least not i.a. with current laws)

I would like to see that....

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Posted (edited)

Mistook them for CGI images at first...

Edited by Insaniac

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