Under a settlement agreement reached past year with PETA, Slater would retain the rights to the photos, but he would donate 25 percent of future revenue derived from the images to charities that protect Naruto and other crested macaque monkeys.
The legal battle over the viral monkey selfie is finally over.
The monkey, a crested macaque named Naruto, snapped the photos in 2011 with an unattended camera.
We feel compelled to note that PETA's deficiencies in this regard go far beyond its failure to plead a significant relationship with Naruto. "After seeing the proverbial writing on the wall at oral argument", Bea said, PETA sought to drop the appeal and vacate an adverse lower court judgment, while maintaining Naruto was not a party to the settlement. "PETA has failed to allege any facts to establish the required significant relationship between a next friend and a real party in interest and (2) because an animal can not be represented, under our laws, by a "next friend".
The court didn't sound very happy with PETA, saying in a footnote that the organization "seems to employ Naruto as an unwitting pawn in its ideological goals".
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"The panel held that the monkey lacked statutory standing because the Copyright Act does not expressly authorize animals to file copyright infringement suits", judges for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said in their ruling (see below).
Slater later included the monkey selfie photos in a book he published and that's when things took an unexpected turn. U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of the Northern District of California ruled in 2016 that animals have no standing to assert copyright authorship under Ninth Circuit law. Orrick ruled past year that, under Ninth Circuit case law, animals do not have legal standing to bring lawsuits unless expressly provided for by statute.
Slater and PETA announced in September they reached a settlement, under which Slater agreed to donate 25 percent of any future revenue from the images to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques in Indonesia. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) brought the case acting as Naruto's "next friend", a legal status reserved for someone who acts in court on behalf of another who is unable to do so, usually because of a disability.
Kerr said Monday the 9th Circuit ruling would not affect the settlement.