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    Photographic monkey business: Who's the artist?




    WACKY WEB WEEK

    Photographic monkey business: Who's the artist?


    By Kathleen Atkins
    Among the most irksome challenges for successful photographers is protecting their copyrighted work. In a recent case, a photographer's apparent rival for his copyright happens to be an enterprising — and extremely photogenic — crested black macaque living on an Indonesian island.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/wacky-web-week/photographic-monkey-business-whos-the-artist/ (free content, opens in a new window/tab).

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    The copyright can also be assigned to the owner's agent or to their employer. That may be an out for the pphotographer whose camera was used. It's company property, isn't it?
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    of course copyright holders can be 'non-human', just think CORPORATIONS - oh no, i forgot . . . they ARE human (;

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    [QUOTE]oh no, i forgot . . . they ARE human (; /QUOTE]
    A couple of words missing in that, should be they are supposed to be human.

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    Corporations can be humane, but they are never human. Under the laws of the US they are treated as persons, however.

    As I posted, the camera the monkey used could be viewed as a corporate asset, and the copyrights would then be assigned to the corporation which owns the asset (the camera).
    -- Bob Primak --

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