Monday, March 4, 2024

Will Naruto Return to the Planet of Appeals?


Last September, PETA brought a copyright lawsuit on behalf of selfie-taking macaque, otherwise known as Naruto. Although the judge dismissed the suit in early January of this year, we were waiting for his written opinion, just released last Friday. Although the judge’s ruling remained firm, the judge did state that Naruto has leave to amend—meaning that if he wants, Naruto can try yet again to get damages from photographer David Slater and the self-publishing company Blurb, Inc.

The opinion is available here.


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