Monkeys Cannot Take Selfies

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Legally, monkey cannot own his/her/its own selfie (i.e., hold its copyright).

See the Guardian piece — interesting ANT teaching case.

Also, rivers can be people, but a monkey cannot take a selfie — what gives?

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8 thoughts on “Monkeys Cannot Take Selfies

  1. heh, let me know if a river asserts property rights, copyright would indeed be a great teaching topic as would a lesson on the disappearing commons, bet yer students take private property as a given like gravity.

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      • i’m sure they are well indoctrinated into innovation, disruption, free-markets, etc but have no idea about say patent law/enforcement/trolling, you could use the cases from the whack world of big pharma to talk about public and private goods.
        did a tour of duty in the realm of medical ethics in northern NJ and the waters were thick with pharma industry types.

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  2. Looks like they have no way of legally enforcing protection for the river other than granting it personhood . I wonder if somebody can sue another on behalf of the river for public indecency because they decided to do their business in the river

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