This summer, copyright law got one of its rare viral moments, thanks to a crested black macaque that took a captivating “selfie.”
During a 2011 photo shoot, the monkey grabbed the camera away from British photojournalist David Slater and snapped hundreds of photos. One of them was the now-famous selfie, which made its way to Wikimedia Commons, an online storehouse of free-to-use images.
The conflict became public when Slater tried to get the picture taken down. Wikimedia denied the request, and reported it in its transparency report.
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