Monkey Selfie

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A monkey recently took a selfie that would make the Kardashians envious. Showcasing the primate’s bright orange eyes and wide smile, the image went viral. Now, it’s being used by Wikipedia -- without permission. The website argues that since the monkey took the shot, the photographer whose camera the monkey used is not owed anything. We talk to the photographer, who is fighting back with a lawsuit.

This crested macaque took its own photo using a cable release in Indonesia. The owner of the camera, wildlife photographer David Slater, insists his copyrights should be respected.

Credits

Guest:
David Slater - Professional wildlife photographer

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott