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9th Circ. Judge Rips PETA’s 'Monkey Selfie' Appeal

Law360, San Francisco (July 12, 2017, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A Ninth Circuit judge pressed the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Wednesday on how an ape has been harmed by the alleged copyright infringement of a famed "monkey selfie,” saying repeatedly during a hearing the group can’t claim the ape was "injured by the simple infringement of the Copyright Act itself."

U.S. Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith said there’s no allegation that the crested macaque ape, named Naruto, was harmed by photographer David Slater when he self-published a book that featured an image...
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Case Information

Case Title

Naruto v. David Slater, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3820 Copyright

Date Filed

March 21, 2016

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