Monkey selfie causes uproar

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A monkey selfie has caused an uproar on the internet following a debate over who owns the image.

When David Slater was taking photos of monkey’s one of them grabbed the camera and took a picture of itself.

This photo has now become famous with a number of people using the image without paying for it. They say because the monkey took the photo then no human owns the copyright.

Normally professional photographers charge people for using snaps they’ve taken because they own something called a copyright.

Wikipedia has been using one of the monkey’s selfies without paying for it.They say that although the photos were taken on Slater’s camera, he did not take the photos. Therefore, he doesn’t own them.

As you can imagine Slater is angry and is trying to get the site to take the picture down.

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21 Responses

  1. I think he should own the picture/selfie it is his phone! and how did anyone else get the picture it was on his phone?

  2. I think it’s unfair, because it’s the guys camera and equipment so he should get to make the calls. But how did the photo get on the internet anyway?

  3. I think that David should get the photo, it was on his camera…
    It will probably turn into a controversial issue with everyone fighting over the camera and the photo. I think the wisest thing to do would be to delete the photo on David’s camera, delete it on all the websites, and forget about it. I know that sounds silly, but it will probably turn into a controversial issue (an issue that causes havoc), so the photo should be deleted

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