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Photo: David SlaterPETA's "monkey selfie" copyright lawsuit has finally, finally reached a satisfying ending. On Monday, a three-judge panel with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that only humans can pursue copyright infringement claims, upholding a lower court's decision after a judge refused to let PETA settle its way out of this likely conclusion.In its ruling, the court said:Affirming
Photographer David Slater’s legal nightmare surrounding that monkey selfie snapped in 2011 isn’t over. A US court has decided not to toss the copyright lawsuit filed against Slater by PETA on the monkey’s behalf, despite Slater and PETA reaching a settlement last year.Digital Trends reports that in an order filed last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Slater’
The world was forever changed in 1996 when a sheep named Dolly was born. Dolly was the first large mammal successfully cloned using a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Since then, scientists have cloned mice, cows and even dogs, but the process proved unsuccessful in primates – until now. A team of Chinese scientists has just announced the successful birth of two geneticall
The clothing giant H&M sparked controversy this week after people noticed a photo in its online store that showed a black child model wearing a hoodie sweatshirt with the words: “coolest monkey in the jungle.” Now the boy’s mom is speaking out and criticizing the critics.As the photo was circulated online last week and as controversy grew, celebrities began using their soci
Stock photography website Shutterstock has banned images showing monkeys and apes in unnatural situations following a complaint made by PETA. The complaint is made on the behalf of primates that may be exploited in order to produce the images, which may also show these animals in a state of distress even if they're not perceived in that way.An unnatural image, in this case, is one presenting an a
Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Priority... The saga of the "monkey selfie" came to an end earlier this month. For those who are unfamiliar with the story, the gist of it is that an Indonesian macaque, Naruto, used photographer David Slater's camera to take a selfie. That selfie, which is the index image for this article, has been used by many media outlets since its c


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