Aug 082014

A copyright battle over who owns the rights to a monkey’s selfie is going bananas.

In 2011, nature photographer David Slater was capturing images of crested black macaques in Indonesia when one of the animals took his camera while Slater was looking the other way. The macaque went on to take several photos with the photographer’s equipment, including a selfie photo that went viral. As the photo found its way around the internet, one of its landing places was Wikimedia Commons, a database of public domain and Creative Commons-licensed images and other media.

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