Wikipedia rejects photographer’s claim of copyright over famous monkey selfie – on the grounds that the ape took it!

Wikipedia rejects photographer’s claim of copyright over famous monkey selfie – on the grounds that the ape took it! 

  • David Slater was taking photographs of crested black macaques in Sulawesi
  • One of the monkeys hijacked his camera, before taking hundreds of photos
  • Although many were blurry, a grinning selfie made headlines across world
  • Wikimedia, owners of Wikipedia, used image online site without permission
  • Mr Slater has asked firm to take it down as it has led to a loss of earnings
  • But company claims that as animal took image, he does not own copyright

Source: Daily Mail

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