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No more monkey business: PETA loses lawsuit over monkey selfie

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Posted at 5:59 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 05:59:29-04

A federal appeals court has decided to not give a monkey the rights to a selfie it took.

The selfie in question was taken by the monkey in 2011, after it got its hands on a photographer's camera.

PETA filed a lawsuit, claiming the primate owned the rights to the photo.

The court wasn't monkeying around, though.

It ruled U.S. copyright law doesn't include the rights of animals.