Hey, Hey, We’re the Selfie-Taking Monkeys


The appellate oral arguments for Naruto v. Slater are set for July 12, 2017, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The briefs are available here. Dan Ballard points out an interesting fact: “Neither party cited 1 USC §8.”

The defense maintains that PETA is just monkeying around. PETA keeps to their argument that Naruto is the author of the photographs in question, and thus the lawful copyright holder under U.S. copyright law.

More background on case here.