Monkey meant business in selfie lawsuit settlementOn September 12, 2017 by Kenna
A monkey in Indonesia will now be enjoying 25% of future profits from a selfie he took with a photographer’s camera, following a settlement announced Monday.
Photographer David Slater agreed to donate the future profits to organizations responsible for protecting Indonesian habitats of crested macaques, according to CNN. The 2011 selfie of a then 7-year-old Naruto started a legal endeavor by PETA four years later over publishing of the photo and his rights under the Copyright Act.
The small success for the cheeky primate is more likely a larger victory for the inevitable simian overthrow soon to follow.