When a British photographer was taking pictures in Indonesia a few years ago, a “quite mischievous” crested black macaque grabbed a camera and shot hundreds of images.
Slater’s problem started when Wikipedia Commons, an online database of more than 22 million free-to-use photos, added the monkey selfie to its site.
Although Slater cited his copyright and asked for the picture to be removed, Wikipedia editors decided that no one owned the copyright because the images were taken by a non-human.
The monkey’s self-portrait remains on Wikipedia Commons.
Read more at the Telegraph.