Monkey See, Monkey Sue: The Issues In PETA Selfie Case

Law360, New York (April 14, 2016, 10:59 AM EDT) -- Leave it to PETA to get your goat. Or in this case, your monkey.

You see, the folks who brought you animal bloodbaths and other splashy confrontations to highlight the plight of animals at the hands of humans have now filed a lawsuit on behalf of a macaque monkey who claims he has a copyright to selfies he took of himself.

The selfies were taken during a 2011 trip to Sulawesi, Indonesia, by British nature photographer David Slater. He later published a book called "Wildlife Personalities" that includes the "monkey selfie" photos. The selfies went viral and have been widely distributed...

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