Monkey See, Monkey Do

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I'm sure you've seen, at this point, the self-portraits that a macaque took when he or she "borrowed" a digital camera from a nature photographer (if you haven't, click here for the best one).

Now Techdirt has noticed that the pictures are being distributed with a copyright notice, and wonders how did the new agency acquire the copyright.

I don't think that's the right issue; the real issue here is whether or not monkeys can hold copyright at all. I'm not sure that they can.

And this doesn't even get into the international law and Berne Convention issues...
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