Macaque Monkey’s Selfie: Copyright Issues Move To Court:- A macaque monkey who grabbed a camera to take a selfie has now landed in the federal court regarding the copy right issue. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco will hear the arguments today if animals will have the copyrights of the photographs taken. The biggest surprise is that the debate in the court will be telecasted online. One of the federal courts last year revealed that the animals cannot claim for the copyrights of the pictures.
The lawsuit filed in 2015 by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals requested the court allowing PETA to monitor the proceedings so that the monkeys will be benefited. PETA says Naruto has been accustomed to cameras throughout his life and took the selfies when he saw himself in the reflection of the lens. There have been many heated arugements regarding the issue however the court will reveal the final decision soon.
If the judgement will be out on the monkey’s side, this will be the first time an animal will be declared as the owner of any property in the history. PETA hopes that monkey will be declared as the owner of a property rather than calling it a piece of property.