Los Angeles Business Journal

What?! Monkey Selfies Can’t Be Copyrighted? Why Not?

Friday, August 22, 2014

The U.S. Copyright Office has confirmed that a selfie taken by a monkey or any other animal – doesn’t fall under copyright rules, CNBC reports. The office this week gave examples not eligible for protection, such as "a photograph taken by a monkey" and "a mural painted by an elephant." The ruling relates to a legal tussle between a British wildlife photographer and Wikimedia.