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Attorneys announced a settlement Monday in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question.

 

Under the deal, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photos agreed to donate 25 percent of any future revenue from the images to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques in Indonesia, lawyers for an animal-rights group said.

 

Attorneys for the group and the photographer, David Slater, asked the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the case and throw out a lower court decision that said animals cannot own copyrights.

 

Andrew J. Dhuey, an attorney for Slater, declined to comment on how much money the photos have generated or whether Slater would keep all of the remaining 75 percent of future revenue.

 

There was no immediate ruling from the 9th Circuit.

 

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued on behalf of the macaque monkey in 2015, seeking financial control of the photographs for the benefit of the monkey named Naruto that snapped the photos with Slater’s camera.

 

“PETA and David Slater agree that this case raises important, cutting-edge issues about expanding legal rights for non-human animals, a goal that they both support, and they will continue their respective work to achieve this goal,” Slater and PETA said in a joint statement.

 

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BuaBS    1,926
On dinsdag 12 september 2017 at 3:36 PM, observer90210 said:

On such logic, why not start to arrange for animals having the right to divorce from their owners and get child support allowances?

Or the right not to be murdered ?

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tryasimight    466
On 9/12/2017 at 8:06 PM, observer90210 said:

I love animals like any normally constituted individual....but such court rulings and actions initiated from the terrorist PETA group, flirt with insanity!

 

On such logic, why not start to arrange for animals having the right to divorce from their owners and get child support allowances?

Only for non-human animals I believe.

Dear god really....non-human animals?

 

These people are insane, but unfortunately also very well funded by like minded loonies.

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BuaBS    1,926
5 hours ago, tryasimight said:

terrorist PETA group

PETA are not terrorists . The real terror comes from people who think that animals are just meat on their plate.

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BuaBS    1,926
5 hours ago, tryasimight said:

So what do you livestock are? You know cows,pigs,chickens etc that are purposefully framed for food?

Could you write this in English please ?

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Argus Tuft    334
On 9/12/2017 at 7:30 PM, binjalin said:

Gibbon the state of the law these days I'm not surprised.

binjalin, you win the interwebs today.  Thanks for the giggle

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