Monkey selfie case settlement reached – CNN
The case of the world’s most litigious selfie has come to a close.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and photographer David Slater have reached a settlement in a dispute over who owns the rights to a selfie of a monkey.
The photograph was taken in 2011 by a 7-year-old crested macaque named Naruto.
Naruto took Slater’s camera while he was on assignment in Indonesia and snapped a photograph of himself with it, court documents say.
The animal rights organization had argued that by republishing the photo Naturo’s rights were being infringed.
Under the agreement, Slater will donate 25% of any future revenue derived from using or selling the monkey selfie to charities that protect the crested macaques’ habitat in Indonesia, according to a joint statement published on PETA’s website.
“PETA and David Slater agree that this case raises important, cutting-edge issues about expanding legal rights for nonhuman animals, a goal that they both support, and they will continue their respective work to achieve this goal,” the two parties said.
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