Monkey Business in Court

When the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals isn’t trying to stall President Trump’s agenda, it has other important cases 

AP: Federal court to rule if a monkey owns the copyright for its selfie photos

July 12, 2017 at 7:42 PM

This 2011 photo provided by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals shows a selfie taken by a macaque monkey on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi with a camera that was positioned by British nature photographer David Slater. The photo is part of a court exhibit in a lawsuit filed by PETA. (David Slater/Court exhibit via AP)

By Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight Wednesday as a federal appeals court heard arguments on whether an animal can hold a copyright to selfie photos…

“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued Slater and the San Francisco-based self-publishing company Blurb, which published a book called “Wildlife Personalities” that includes the monkey selfies, for copyright infringement. It sought a court order in 2015 allowing it to administer all proceeds from the photos taken in a wildlife reserve in Sulawesi, Indonesia to benefit the monkey.”

Read more: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/07/federal_court_to_rule_if_a_mon.html


Well dear readers, here’s a case considered worthy of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Any thoughts?

 

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27 responses to “Monkey Business in Court

  1. More monkeyshines from the buffoons and baboons at the 9th Circuit as they ape Justice! Bailiff, take this kangaroo out of this court!

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  2. Oh, PETA wants control of the money “on behalf of” the monkey… (Yeah, right.)

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  3. I believe this one and his uncle will be running for office next cycle.

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  4. This country has gone ape $hit!!! Talk about moron stupidity!!!

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  5. It’s a madhouse! A madhouse!

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  6. Are we a Banana Republic? lol…

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  7. Maybe this is one of Obongo’s Indonesian relatives. They seem to share a fondness for taking selfies.😎

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  8. The goofballs in the picture . . . should have thrown out this case upon receipt of it. Taking this same logic into account, pictures taken of trees, plants, dogs, cats, birds, turtles, etc. anyone could claim conservatorship and request that any monies made off said pictures by forwarded to them for use of said item. This is the most nonsensical case ever to be brought before a court . . . and the fact that the judges did not immediately refuse to hear the case if utterly preposterous. The pictures belong to those who took them– those who spent money to set up the equipment to enable the animal to choose to take a picture of himself. The fact that people are able to bring CRAP stuff like this before a court in this land, says a whole lot about what sad shape our nation really is in!

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    • Auntie Lulu, we are the laugh of the entire planet. I don’t know what’s worse, politics or politicians. When the Clinton’s left the WH there was no love between the Clinton’s and the Bushs! It’s not supposeed to be like that, right? Twenty hours ago these two good for nothing hypocrites attended a leadership event -said Bush (jokingly) about Clinton “he is a brother from a different mother” well I say these two are nothing but two mother ……. How much liwband disgusting can it get. Barf!!!

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  9. They will surely benefit from the input that can only come from a wise latina.

    lol!

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  10. Where else but CALIFORNIA would they dream something like THIS up?? With all the IMPORTANT Cases the Courts have waiting for their turn-THIS? Isn’t there a FEDERAL LAW against “Frivolous Lawsuits”?

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  11. PETA must be running low on money since people are waking up to the fact they kill so many animals.

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  12. Why, I’ll be Jerry Brown’s uncle. There isn’t a shred of common sense to be found there, anywhere. Their sense of proportion is surreal.

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  13. Q. What do you call a group of monkeys?
    A. Why, a Congress of course.

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  14. The pic is hilarious by the way. For some reason I think of Kanye whenever I see it.

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  15. Looks like Mooch’s mouth!

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  16. Taxpayers funded this. Heads must roll.

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  17. PETA stands for
    People Eating Tasty Animals. I vote we eat the monkey.
    Or Pushing Extremely Turd-headed Agenda.
    This is totally insane. Soon they’ll be suing people who raise animals to eat.

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  18. David, A child of the TRUE GOD!

    This is so stupid. Is the “monkey” going to be allowed to spend the money as HE sees fit if they win the case??? No the group is just trying to get their hands on the money. I hope the judge throws the case out and awards the publishing company attorney fees. If this was to pass then Nat Geo will be the next group to get sued by these people.

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