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Notw the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled against PETA and whichever monkey it is, declaring that US copyright law does not "expressly authorise animals to file copyright infringement suits". People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued on behalf of a monkey who created a series of selfies.
Neither the photographer, David Slater, nor Naruto the selfie-taking monkey own the photographs. Nonetheless, we conclude that this monkey - and all animals, since they are not human - lacks statutory standing under the Copyright Act.
PETA said that, while the court reaffirmed that animals have the constitutional right to bring a case to federal court when they've been wronged, the opinion missed the point.
Slater argued that he had engineered the photographs in 2008 by travelling to an Indonesia jungle, spending time with the monkeys to gain their trust, and deliberately making his camera accessible to the animals to take photographs.
Both judges were critical of PETA and its decision to settle the case after oral arguments suggested it would lose the appeal.
The judges involved in the case concluded that "next friends" can not represent animals and the lawsuit was thrown out of court.
The court also found that it "gravely" doubts PETA could assert next friend status since it had not established a significant relationship with Naruto and, more importantly, because "an animal cannot be represented, under our laws, by a 'next friend'". PETA appealed, arguing that the U.S. Copyright Act doesn't specify the author of a work must be human.
"I was making no money from photography, which is a hard industry to begin with", Slater, 53, said.
The court also questioned PETA's motivation in filing and pursuing the case.
Nevertheless, PETA still found a glimmer of victory in the 9th Circuit's ruling. Though this is all despite the fact that PETA supposedly settled in September, after Slater agreed to donate 25 per cent of the money generated by the photo to help protect crested macaques - whatever they might be called.
Lawyers then asked the 9th Circuit to dismiss the case and throw out Orrick's decision.
Despite the settlement, the court refused to dismiss the monkey selfie suit, saying it wanted to make a legal precedent to avoid any similar cases in the future.
Kerr said Monday the 9th Circuit ruling would not affect the settlement.
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