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Monkeys Have No Rights To Their Own Selfies, Copyright Office Rules

In 2011, British photographer David Slater spent three days with crested black macaques in the forests of Indonesia. Wanting to get a close-up of a monkey’s face, Slater set up his camera on a tripod with a cable release, walked several feet away and hoped for the best. He got a great monkey selfie, but copyright office says he didn't take the picture. The monkey did. And it can't register. So it's in public domain.

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