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9th Circ. Won't Redo 'Monkey Selfie' Decision

Law360 (August 31, 2018, 10:17 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday ruled that it would not grant a full panel reconsideration of its decision in the “monkey selfie” case, that animals cannot sue for copyright infringement, a decision that ended a dispute over who had rights to a photograph taken by a macaque.

The request for an en banc hearing, which came from an unnamed Ninth Circuit judge, did not get enough votes from the bench.

“A judge of the court sua sponte requested a vote on whether to rehear this case...
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Case Information

Case Title

Naruto, et al v. David Slater, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3820 Copyright

Date Filed

March 21, 2016

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