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ChrisS is off-line
25 September 2015 17:35
TheChrisS
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Cambridgeshire


www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34346092

Who owns the copyright, do you think? The monkey, the photographer or neither?

I have my own views - the photographer created the whole scenario, therefore although he didn't take the photo, he was the cause of the situation so therefore copyright should go to him.

What are your thoughts?



RGBphoto is off-lineSilver Member
25 September 2015 17:53
magpie1
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Tyne and Wear
Newcastle

The monkey didn't sign a waiver so it's the monkey's.


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26 September 2015 03:28
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

The concept was devised by the photographer, along with coming up with how it would be taken by the monkey etc. So effectively he's the director of said shoot and copyright belongs to him.
When you are dead, you do not know that you are dead. All of your pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you are stupid.


ChrisS is off-line
26 September 2015 11:19
TheChrisS
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Cambridgeshire


My thoughts exactly. I was trying to talk to a friend on facebook about this and he felt the monkey should hold the copyright because he triggered the release. Good luck to the photographer.


David Hunt is off-line
26 September 2015 13:41
dhuntuk
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Surrey
Camberley

Oh, for pete's sake.

I am off to the pub to watch the rugby!

And, I am with the monkey on this one.

OO, OO, AH, AH! and all that...






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