Going Ape Over IP: 5 Burning Questions About Monkey Selfie

Law360, New York (August 8, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT) -- A British photographer went bananas last week when Wikipedia said he had no copyright claim to an Internet sensation: a grinning selfie taken by a crested black macaque that had stolen his camera. Does he have a case? Here, attorneys answer that and other big questions about the selfie seen around the world.

First of all, what happened?

Back in 2011, photog David Slater traveled to Indonesia to take pictures of crested black macaques. While on shoot, a particularly bold monkey grabbed one of his cameras and snapped hundreds of selfies, one of which Slater posted online later that year. The...

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