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Ninth Circuit to PETA: Stop Monkeying Around with Copyright Claims
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 29 2018

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in the so-called "Monkey Selfies" case affirming the district court's dismissal of

No, Animals Cannot Claim Authorship Under the Copyright Act
  • Cole Schotz PC
  • USA
  • May 23 2018

Animal selfie enthusiasts rejoice - your pet cannot sue you for copyright infringement for reproducing their pictures online under the Copyright Act

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Ninth Circuit Declines to Go Bananas over "Monkey Selfie" Copyrights
  • Banner & Witcoff Ltd
  • USA
  • May 3 2018

Ten years ago, a professional wildlife photographer's camera captured some "selfies" of Naruto, a crested macaque living deep in the rain forests of

Monkey See, Monkey Selfie, No Copyright
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2018

In 2016, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (“PETA”) brought an action on behalf of Naruto, a Crested Macaque residing in Indonesia. PETA

Monkey See Monkey Sue: 9th Circuit Says No
  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • USA
  • April 24 2018

The 9th Circuit has determined that animals cannot sue for copyright infringement. At issue was the following: a monkey, Naruto, was a seven-year-old

‘Monkey Selfie’ Copyright Battle: Settlement Reached
  • Keltie LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • October 19 2017

The two year legal battle over the infamous ‘monkey selfie’ between a photographer and an animal rights group has finally reached its conclusion. Last

Monkey See, Monkey Do Monkey Own? The Curious Case of Naruto v. Slater
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • September 20 2017

When wildlife photographer David Slater set up his camera in the rainforests of Indonesia, he hardly expected to ignite a copyright battle with a

“Monkey Business” settled
  • Chiever
  • USA
  • September 4 2017

The long-running dispute over the copyright to photos of monkeys taking selfies finally appears to have been resolved. On 4 August the disputants -

PETA Isn’t Monkeying Around With Copyright Ownership Rights
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 23 2016

As we reported in a recent post, PETA lost its efforts, on behalf of Naruto the monkey, to secure his claim to copyright ownership of his “selfie”

PETA’s Lawsuit Against Whole Foods Dismissed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

A California federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. (PETA) alleging Whole Foods Market Inc