Badger1952: Common sense, not the law, should prevail - as is pointed out below, the monkey clearly cannot own or have copyright to the images, copyright bellows to Mr Slate. We all know that the law is an ass!!!!
Following this logic if you are speeding early one morning when the road is empty, the weather is clear and no one can possibly get hurt by you if you crash and the monkey sitting next to you somehow gains control of the car, he/she should get the ticket.
This of course, occurs within 2 weeks of me buying it.