A photographer’s journey to an Indonesian nature preserve resulted in macaque monkeys having fun with his camera.When a monkey’s “selfie” went viral, so did the copyright questions. Multiple disputes ensued, including a lawsuit filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against the photographer and his publisher arguing that the monkey owns the copyright to the photo. So who owns the monkey selfie? Is it even subject to copyright?
Join Jennifer Atkins and Antigone Peyton in this user-requested podcast in which they discuss whether an animal can own a copyright, a bit of trivia about copyright and photography, and the issue of how copyright deals with new technologies.