November 15, 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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Congressional Review Of Copyright Law May Destroy Internet News Sources

He explained, “To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over, they’ve got the votes, which means time is limited,” he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an independent website could be outlawed. That will end [it] for me – fine – I’ve had a hell of a run,” said Drudge, adding that web users were being pushed into the cyber ‘ghettos’ of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.”

Drudge added, “This is ghetto, this is corporate, they’re taking your energy and you’re getting nothing in return – nothing!”

Source: Congressional Review Of Copyright Law May Threaten Drudge | The Daily Caller

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