Is a Monkey’s “Selfie” Protected by Copyright Law?

Monkey Copyright Law

People are going ape-crazy over this Federal lawsuit. One of the issues in the case is whether a monkey named Naruto, who grabbed a person’s camera and shot a selfie, has a copyright on its selfie?

Lawyers and MonkiesHere’s a link to today’s Periscope where I shared some thoughts about Naruto’s rights and also general copyright legal issues for live streamers. I also touched upon “Fair Use” which sometimes allows you to use other peoples’ copyrighted material. To read today’s article by Eriq Gardner about Naruto, click here.


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Author: Mitch Jackson

I'm a California trial lawyer trying to fix the world one client, cause, and digital interaction at a time.

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