'Monkey Selfie' Copyright Suit Ends In Settlement

Law360, New York (September 11, 2017, 7:58 PM EDT) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Monday announced a settlement to end a highly publicized copyright lawsuit it filed over the famous “monkey selfie,” saying a nature photographer agreed to donate to charity to end the unusual case.

The settlement means that the Ninth Circuit, where the dispute is currently pending, will not issue a ruling on the subject at the center of a bizarre suit: whether Naruto, the monkey that snapped the viral image, has standing to file a copyright lawsuit in court....
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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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