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This kind of puts a new spin on the "infinite number of monkeys typing" deal...
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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http://www.newser.com/story/258304/monk ... rules.htmlA US appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. US copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals the rights to photographs or other original work, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Copyright infringement can only be claimed on behalf of humans, the court said. Per the AP, the unanimous, three-judge panel upheld a lower court ruling that dismissed the lawsuit by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against a photographer whose camera was used by a crested macaque to take the photos in 2011. PETA's 2015 suit against David Slater sought financial control of the photographs—including a now-famous selfie of the monkey grinning—for the benefit of the animal named Naruto.
Reading farther, PITA must pay attorney fees to Slater. PITA may appeal to the Supremes.
Well then. What would Harambe do?Jeff Kerr, general counsel for PETA, said the group was reviewing the opinion and had not decided yet whether it would appeal. "Naruto should be considered the author and copyright owner, and he shouldn't be treated any differently from any other creator simply because he happens to not be human," Kerr said.