Photographer Wins ‘Monkey Selfie’ Case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The fight over who owns a monkey’s selfie is over.

Lawyers for an animal rights group said Monday they’re petitioning a federal appeals court to dismiss the case. They say the photographer whose camera a monkey used to snap an accidental selfie agreed to donate 25% of any future revenue from the photo to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques, a rare monkey.

monkey selfie wildlife personalities david j slater bbc Photographer Wins Monkey Selfie Case

(credit: Wildlife Personalities/David J. Slater/BBC)

PETA sued on behalf of the monkey, seeking financial control of the photographs. That control would be used to benefit Naruto the monkey.

A lower court previously ruled in the photographer’s favor. The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was reviewing PETA’s appeal.

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