Be careful if a Monkey takes a selfie with your phone/camera

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Southern, 12 Sep 2017.

  1. Southern


    9 Aug 2015

    PC gone mad?

    A photographer has settled a two-year legal fight against an animal rights group over a "monkey selfie" picture.

    Naruto the macaque monkey took the image in the Indonesian jungle in 2011 when it picked up a camera owned by David Slater from Monmouthshire.

    US judges had said copyright protection could not be applied to the monkey but Peta said the animal should benefit.

    Peta's appeal on the "monkey's behalf" was dismissed but Mr Slater has agreed to donate 25% of any future revenue.

    In a joint statement from Peta and Mr Slater, it said the photographer will give a quarter of the funds he receives from selling the monkey selfies to registered charities "dedicated to protecting the welfare or habitat of Naruto".

    "Peta's groundbreaking case sparked a massive international discussion about the need to extend fundamental rights to animals for their own sake, not in relation to how they can be exploited by humans," said Peta lawyer Jeff Kerr.

    Mr Slater, of Chepstow, said he put in a lot of effort which was more than enough for him to claim copyright.
  2. Taxi


    2 Apr 2010
    I think we are talking here about intellectual rights.
    I would have fought for a 50% deal as it's the Monkies work but Slaters gear.

    The shot is a winner from a photographic viewpoint.
    In this foto shoot the picture paid sound attention to composistion lighting and framing.
    Aperatrure ratio was intense and well worked as the ape was working under intense pressure.
    Obviously an f1.4 would have allowed for more light but time was critical before slater snatched his camera back.
    Last edited: 12 Sep 2017
  3. karen7


    4 Feb 2010
    The monkey took it so it's only fair he donates some given he is prob a very rich man off the back of that one pic
  4. west didsblue

    west didsblue

    2 Oct 2011
    Have you got your headlines mixed up? It's nothing to do with psychologically disturbed policeman.
  5. Plays By Sense Of Smell

    Plays By Sense Of Smell

    4 Sep 2011
    "Roger that, fox three."
  6. the god Gerry Gow

    the god Gerry Gow

    15 May 2008
    "Mr Slater on agreeing 25% royalties said to the monkey 'it's a little bit me, it's a little bit you'."
  7. Brightwells left peg

    Brightwells left peg

    16 Mar 2011
    Darwin, Aus
    Im sure there were are a lot of nervous Madrid fans with Bale selfies waiting on this verdict.
  8. quiet_riot


    2 Jun 2006
    IT Nerd
    Block 220
    Here is the selfie in question.


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