Best copyright issue ever.

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Re: Best copyright issue ever.

PostMon Jul 17, 2017 4:18 am

Legal fees have overwhelmed the defendant in this case. Apparently he lacks the deep pockets of of a monkey.

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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 9:03 am

You know, my pet mole took a selfie with my phone camera and, like the monkey, tried to convince me that it owned the copyright. I disagreed, so it burrowed under my yard (front and back) and under my house - like a medieval war miner - till it's now sagging, and I'm going to accede to his right so he'll just leave my property alone!
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Re: Best copyright issue ever.

PostThu Jul 20, 2017 6:52 am

Ah, the ol' quid mole quo gambit!
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Re: Best copyright issue ever.

PostThu Jul 20, 2017 9:27 am

westegg wrote:Ah, the ol' quid mole quo gambit!

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PostTue Sep 12, 2017 8:36 am

The case has apparently been settled, and it appears the human photographer will keep the copyright, only donating 25% of fees to groups protecting macaques.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fight-over-r ... 10152.html" target="_blank
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Re: Best copyright issue ever.

PostTue Sep 12, 2017 10:09 am

I want to hear the judge ask the PETA lawyers if the monkey has agreed to the settlement.

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PostTue Sep 12, 2017 5:40 pm

I'm waiting for the film to come out, based on the court case. It will make a change from the usual "Planet of the Apes" th8ing.
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Re: Best copyright issue ever.

PostTue Sep 12, 2017 7:42 pm

missdupont wrote:The case has apparently been settled, and it appears the human photographer will keep the copyright, only donating 25% of fees to groups protecting macaques.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fight-over-r ... 10152.html" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank

No, the picture is in the public domain, since animals can't hold copyrights (the monkey, not the photographer, took the picture). However, both parties want to vacate that ruling.
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170912/07402438192/monkey-selfie-case-reaches-settlement-parties-want-to-delete-ruling-saying-monkeys-cant-hold-copyright.shtml
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Re: Best copyright issue ever.

PostFri Sep 15, 2017 5:08 am

Nick will be pleased that Ted Frank has filed a brief as a sarcastic Friend of the Court brief -- if I were a court, all of my friends would be sarcastic -- asking the court not to vacate the order; with a link to his brief.

https://www.overlawyered.com/2017/09/te ... key-arena/" target="_blank

In it, Frank suggests that PETA has abandoned Naruto and that the Court would be justified in appointing a guardian for Naruto with as much a relationship to Naruto as PETA. He states that he has no relationship with Naruto, and therefore qualifies.

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