Best copyright issue ever.

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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.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... are_btn_tw

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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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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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Re: Best copyright issue ever.

PostWed Nov 29, 2017 5:53 am

And now that matters have been settled by claiming that nothing has happened in court, since that would blow up everyone's chance to make a buck, David Slater, the photographer in this, announces he is planning to sue Wikipedia.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171 ... edia.shtml

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Re: Best copyright issue ever.

PostSat Apr 14, 2018 4:58 am

Thanks to Kevin Underhill at Lowering the Bar, I was made aware that this story is not dead. As those of you who have been following this hot, high-speed case for the last eight years, PETA has been suing a photographer over the rights to a picture of a macaque, claiming that copyrights reside in the animal. The law firm representing them, which hoped to become the go-to firm for such issues, came up with terrible arguments, but managed to almost bankrupt the photographer, so they all settled and moved to dismiss, hoping the court would accept and so not take judicial notice and result in PETA making itself look more like a bunch of jerks than it usually does.

The Court has not dismissed.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180 ... case.shtml

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New and vigorous impulses seem to me to be at work in it,[the cinema] and doubtless before long it will drop all slavish copying of the stage and strike out along fresh paths. -- Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
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