This unusual story has dragged on for nearly 7 years. In 2011 crested macaque Naruto, the occupant Tangkoko reserve that in Indonesia stole a wildlife photographer David Slater’s camera and managed to make a few selfies, which then spread around the Internet, and later entered in the book of Slater – “wild nature”.

And all anything, but intervened in the case organization for the protection of animals People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA), who undertook to represent the interests Naruto, and later filed a lawsuit for the protection… of copyright on photographs that were allegedly violated. In January 2016, the Federal district judge in San Francisco ruled that because Naruto is not a person and has no right to sue.

Now, the 9th district U.S. court of appeals confirmed this decision, despite the fact that the lawsuit was closed in September. Slater has agreed to donate 25% of future revenues from the publication of images of Naruto at the expense Tangkoko reserve.

Source — Ars