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Ninth Circuit appeals court denies monkey’s copyright claims

Ellie Mertens, New York

Barring an en banc review or Supreme Court intervention, the three-year monkey selfie saga has come to a close, with the animal’s copyright claims denied

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the district court’s ruling that a monkey lacked statutory standing to claim copyright infringement of photographs known as the “Monkey Selfies”. Judges Bea, Smith, and Robreno heard the case, with...

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