April 23, 2018 / 11:53 PM / a year ago

Ignoring settlement, 9th Circuit tosses 'monkey selfie' copyright case

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a novel lawsuit that sought to declare a monkey the copyright owner of a famous “selfie” photograph.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed a ruling that dismissed the case, brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on behalf of a male crested macaque named Naruto, on standing grounds.

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