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August 18, 2016

Monkey Business Coming to Ninth Circuit, Courtesy of PETA

Last year’s “Most Ridiculous Lawsuit” — over the infamous “Monkey Selfies” — is still making its way through the court system.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is suing over a series of “selfies” of a macaque monkey published in 2011 by British nature photographer David Slater  — who had obtained the photos by positioning a camera for a 6-year-old macaque monkey. PETA claims the monkey, not Slater, owns the copyright to the photos. 

In January, a federal judge tossed out the lawsuit, but PETA has now filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit. 

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