It all started with a simple photograph. In 2011, a macaque monkey named Naruto (allegedly) used photographer David Slater's camera to snap a selfie. It's unlikely that the monkey knew what it was doing — especially since what it was doing was starting a legal battle that would rage for more than five years. It almost sounds like the setup of a bad joke (or a great sitcom), but Naruto the monkey is going to court, and David Slater's humanity might not be enough to save his intellectual property rights.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas July 19, 2017
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