The Monkey Selfie Cannot Be Copyrighted

This monkey took a selfie using a photographer's camera. 


140901 Monkey Smiling


via Mashable.

It went viral. 

Then the photographer tried to sue to protect the copyright he thought he deserved because it was his camera, his set-up, his planning, etc.

However, the U.S. Copyright Office has settled the recent debate over the so-called monkey selfie, declaring in updated rules that a piece of content produced by an animal can't be registered.

Aren't humans animals?

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