Judges Hear Case On Monkey's Selfie Rights

  • 7/13/2017 4:08:41 PM
  • Kelly Stobie
  • Local News

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The animal rights group PETA is fighting to prove that monkeys can sue for copyright infringement.

The case stems from some famous 'selfie' pictures taken by a monkey and has now reached federal appeals court.

The monkey, Naruto, is in Indonesia.

That's where the selfie was taken when Naruto picked up photographer David Slater's camera and noticed that pushing the button changed the reflection in the lens.

PETA claims Naruto is the true author of the photo and is entitled to royalties from Slater's book, and says they'd put the money toward conservation efforts.

No word yet on when the court could issue a ruling.

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