monkey.jpgIPNews® – A federal judge in California ruled against a monkey in the case filed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  

The case centered on ownership rights over photos taken by a monkey with a nature photographer’s camera.  PETA argued the monkey should get proceeds from the sales of a book

monkey.jpgIPNews® – A lawsuit filed by PETA seeks to give a monkey copyright ownership to photos it took in 2011.  

PETA claims the definition of authorship under the U.S. Copyright Act is broad enough to include animals.  Thus far the U.S. Copyright Office has stated that it will not grant copyrights to non-humans.  To