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Fight over rights to monkey's selfie ends in settlement

Fight over rights to monkey's selfie ends in settlement”

A photographer has won a two-year legal fight against an animal rights group over a "monkey selfie" photograph. "PETA and David Slater agree that this case raises important, cutting-edge issues about expanding legal rights for non-human animals, a goal that they both support, and they will continue their respective work to achieve this goal".

The agreement brings to an end to a dispute which originated in 2011 when Mr Slater travelled to Sulawesi, Indonesia, and spent a week taking pictures of macaques.

Slater argued that he engineered the photographs in 2008 by travelling to an Indonesian jungle, spending three days with a troupe of monkeys to gain their trust and deliberately making his camera accessible to the animals to take photographs. They say the photographer whose camera was used to take the photo agreed to donate 25 percent of any future revenue to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques.

"Peta's groundbreaking case sparked a massive worldwide 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.

The case was pending before the USA 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, after a lower court in January 2016 sided with Slater, ruling that animals could not hold copyrights.



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