Wikimedia rejects photographer's copyright claim on monkey selfie

A British photographer may sue Wikimedia, the San Francisco organization behind Wikipedia, over a picture.
A British photographer may sue Wikimedia, the San Francisco organization behind Wikipedia, over a picture.

A photo of a macaque went viral after photographer David Slater took it in Indonesia. The dispute is over who owns it.

The macaque took Slater's camera and started snapping a bunch of selfies.

Slater recently learned that Wikimedia considers the pictures part of the public domain and not subject to copyright because the monkey is the one that pressed the shutter button, therefore the monkey owns the copyright.

Slater feels differently and is considering his next steps.
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