Monkey selfie - legal decision has been reached

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by Theo Sulphate, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Theo Sulphate

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    Good news!

    Now we are not going to need model contracts with the cats in the cute videos for facebook!
     
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    It had to go to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for common sense to finally prevail. Of course, Congress could always step in and extend the definition of copyright holders to include animals.
     
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    which is what they should do! and have it include AI and BOTS, and non-human intervention DRONES
    and all sorts of 21st century things. im glad PETA stepped in!
    this isn't 1921 and wire recordings and a printing press anymore ..
    we are in the future.
     
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    I am glad the Ninth Circuit Court made this decision. I have lost so much sleep about this problem. Why? Because if I set up a camera to take photographs tripped by a trip wire, movement or IR some wild animal or neighbor's cat could have sued me for not having a signed release. Now I have some sleep to catch up! :sleeping::sleeping::sleeping::sleeping::sleeping::sleeping::sleeping::sleeping:
     
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    My cat would probably sue me in a heartbeat, so this is good for me.
     
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    The fallacy of the situation was who gave the right to PETA to sue. Did the monkey sign an agreement with PETA for them to represent him in the court?
     
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    i think they did it pro-banana-O ..

    http://instantrimshot.com/index.php?sound=rimshot
     
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    With PETA involved, the monkey is just happy to still be alive.
     
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    That is brilliantly funny!!!
     
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    nmp, sirus and theo, thanks :smile:

    i hope you followed the link and clicked the button, it is one of those essential things :wink:
     
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    And I thought that the Monkee involved had belonged to an old Rock band. Shows what I know and what I give a D___ about.........Regards!
     
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