People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals didn’t get a warm welcome from the Ninth Circuit in Naruto v. Slater, the “monkey selfie copyright case.”
The federal appellate court ruled Monday that monkeys don’t have standing under the Copyright Act to bring such a case, even with PETA acting as “next friend.” The three judges on the case argued that “next friends” are intended to represent incompetent or incarcerated persons—not animals—and called on their Ninth Circuit colleagues to reconsider en banc the use of next friends.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]