Monkey Naruto lost the legal battle of copyright in his discussions with his selfies. The American judge said that monkeys will not get rights under copyright law. While PETA, filed a petition on behalf of monkey, said that the animal should also have benefit. This case was going on in the court for a long time. Eventually the photographer won this case from animal rights group.Monkey lost legal case in selfie.
Why monkey lost legal case
Court canceled the petition filed on behalf of monkey However, photographer David Slater, who lives in Monmouthshire, New South Wales, agreed to donate 25 percent of money earned from controversial photo. This amount will be donated to charity institutions protecting Naruto and its place of residence. Slater and PETA gave this informaton by sharing a statement.
Peta’s lawyer Jeff Karr said that after PETA’s lawsuit, rights of animals were discussed in the world.
The name of this case was Naruto vs. David Slater. During hearing, question of identity of monkey also raised. Peta argued that the monkey in the picture is female. Slater argued that this is the male monkey of the Macocarp species.
Slater worked hard
Photographer Slater had said that he had worked hard behind this photo. He says, ‘I am a defenseist myself. Indonesian animals have benefited due to increased interest in picture. Naruto took the self-blossom on the camera and showed the selfie in the forest of Indonesia in 2011.