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Author Topic: Interesting article on copyrightability of selfies taken by animals  (Read 2054 times)

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 04:07 »
In animal elfies ever is a person who prepared the image, with a idea.


« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 05:22 »
The photographer involved should have set himself up as a stock agency for marketing monkey selfies. After all, the ape does not have the ability to market any shots it took and as marketing and promotion are the most important aspects of 'monetizing' any image, the agent can retain 90% of the royalties earned with the remainder going into a special royalties 'fund' for the ape.
When the royalty fund has built up to a sufficient amount, the agent (photographer) undertakes to use the money from the fund to give it to the monkey in a form which the beast can use (ie food). ;D

So, every couple of years the photographer flies back to the original location (all expenses paid from the fund) with a couple of big bags of nuts or whatever the ape most likes to eat. And they all live happily ever after.....until the ape dies and you have to discover its descendants to whom the fund royalties have to be paid/fed in perpetuity. ;D

« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 05:42 »
Very useful seeing as I contend with copyright issues over my animal selfies on a daily basis :)

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2014, 06:06 »
The big question is: who will sign the model release?

« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 10:10 »
not sure what the fuss is all about.  based on the many pages of a certain thread(s) on their forum and here.... 
 ;) certain agency has been using apes to review images
thus the inconsistency between 100% approval (apes) and 100% rejection (wb, poor composition, lcv, focus is not where it should be... human) reviewers.
 ;D ;D ;D


  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 10:22 »
Well, that animal selfie was far better than any selfie I've managed to do.


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