Now PETA want to own the monkey selfie copyright.
A couple of websites are reporting the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are throwing their hat in the ring over the continuing monkey selfie copyright argument.
They are trying to get the federal court in America to rule in their favour so they can manage the copyright on behalf (and to the benefit of) said primate and his friends.
PETA claims (my edited version) “animal rights should be recognised for the sake of animals and not for the exploitative benefit of humans”.
Not only is the original copyright failing to be acknowledged and still in question, an organisation now wants a court to assign copyright to them on behalf of Naruto (the primate).
So if they win this one, will they then start actions against all the zoos, aquariums, sea worlds and wildlife parks?
Or do those animals not have the same rights?