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article imageWikipedia gives photo copyright to monkey

By Walter McDaniel     Aug 6, 2014 in Odd News
Nature photographer David J. Slater had his camera taken by a crested black macaque in Indonesia who then snapped "selfies." Slater wants to get royalties for the famous photos but managers say he has no right to payments since the monkey took the pics.
Slater himself briefly became famous for the photo despite having had nothing to do with it. According to his own reports in the media the macaque pointed and shot the photo itself.
Macaques are quite mischievous by all reports. Indian parliament officials recently hired impersonators to scare them off since they were interrupting political proceedings. Apparently the animals were jumping around him and one took his camera which he was reportedly amused about at the time.
Despite having multiple photography award and traveling the world Slater now says the publication is jeopardizing his income. Since no reporters have access to his books and can only see his site we have no way to confirm or deny this claim.
Laws are clear though that you have to make the photo yourself to claim rights. As such Slater has no claim to the picture so we've included it in the article for you.
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