Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This monkey’s selfie could determine the future of AI copyright

A photograph taken by a monkey in Indonesia is at the center of a copyright case that could spell the future for works created by non-human authors. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed a lawsuit on behalf of the monkey in question, Naruto, who took a selfie with photographer David Slater’s camera. PETA claimed that, as the creator of the work, Naruto owned the image, and any profits from it should go towards preserving his species. Oral arguments at the Federal Court of Appeals began today. One of the points brought up by PETA’s lawyers is any…

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