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.
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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