November 17, 2019

Monkey Can’t Own Copyright To His Selfie, Federal Judge Says

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There’s “no indication” that the Copyright Act extends to animals, U.S. District Judge William Orrick wrote in a tentative opinion issued Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco.

“I’m not the person to weigh into this. This is an issue for Congress and the president,” Orrick said from the bench, according to Ars Technica. “If they think animals should have the right of copyright they’re free, I think, under the Constitution, to do that.”

Source: Monkey Can’t Own Copyright To His Selfie, Federal Judge Says | Maine Public Broadcasting

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