Cool Outcome for Sentient Beings

Started Sep 12, 2017 | Discussions thread
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Cool Outcome for Sentient Beings
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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-monkey-selfie-20170911-story.html

Basically, the guy taught the primate how to use a camera, set it up for him, and the primate got a great shot that's gone viral and made money.  What's at issue is that the primate isn't human and if it makes a difference.  Suppose I befriend a monkey and teach it how to use my gear while I relax in my hammock.  The monkey can get up in the trees, gets better shots than I do, and I put my monkey friend's images in my gallery... Who is the photographer?  Who owns it?  Whose style are you going to try to copy?  - me in my hammock or my monkey friend?

Fair decision by parties involved I think.  Throws out previous decision that animals cannot own copyrights.  I hope the next case is a win for the other sentient beings on this planet.

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