Photographer David Slater
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Monkey selfie leads to copyright court battle for photographer

A Monmouthshire wildlife photographer involved in a copyright row over a monkey selfie has said he was "relieved" after a court ruled in his favour.

Animal rights activists argued all proceeds from the picture, taken in 2011, should benefit the monkey.

But a court in San Francisco disagreed, ruling copyright protection could not be applied to the animal.

Photographer David Slater, of Mathern, said he believed he was "the first person in history to be sued by an animal".

Jordan Davies reports.

  • 08 Jan 2016
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