Disputed selfie of crested black macaque
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British photographer in Wikipedia monkey selfie row

The online site, Wikipedia, has rejected a photographer's request to remove a set of photos of a crested black macaque because the photos were taken by the monkey.

British photographer, David Slater, says he owns the portraits taken when the monkey snatched his camera in Indonesia in 2011.

Wikipedia believes that although the photos were taken on the photographer's camera, he does not own the copyright because he did not take the photos. The Wikimedia Foundation spokeswoman, Katherine Maher, said that under US law no one owns the copyright.

As Susana Mendonca reports, David Slater says it wasn't monkey-power alone that took the photos.

  • 07 Aug 2014
  • From the section UK
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