PETA sues to get monkey rights to selfies it took

A lawsuit claims a monkey who took a photo of himself owns the rights to the pics.

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)– The battle over a selfie taken by a Macaque monkey is headed back to federal court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco is set to hear arguments on whether an animal can own the copyright to a photograph.

A lawsuit was filed by PETA in 2015, allowing the group to administer all proceeds from the photos to benefit the monkey named Naruto.

The photos were taken on a Britsh photographer’s camera.

The owner of the camera, David J. Slater, said the British copyright for the photos should be honored worldwide.

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