United States Ninth Circuit

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Naruto v. Slater, 16-15469

Affirming the district court dismissal of claims brought by a monkey, the continuation of the fascinating Monkey Selfie suit, holding that while the monkey had constitutional standing to bring suit, he lacked statutory standing to claim copyright infringement because the Copyright Act doesn't expressly authorize animals to file copyright infringement suits.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/04/23

Judges

  • BEA

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

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