British photographer, David Slater, has been battling with Wikipedia over the rights of this photo:
You see, the problem is, Slater didn’t actually take the photo. He left the camera in the monkeys den and the monkey took a few selfies – so who owns the rights?
Wikipedia posted the photos on Wikimedia Commons, a site where you can upload photos and other media which is not governed by copyright, or whose copyright has expired. Slater asked them to take it down, as he owned the copyright, but they refused.
Slater says that since the camera was his, the photo is his too.
It is a tricky one, and it looks as though it’s going to take a court case to decide for sure. What do you think?