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A San Francisco judge has indicated that the monkey who took a suite of selfies when a photographer’s camera was left unattended in the jungle is not entitled to ownership of the copyright in the images. The judge said that while the protection of the law can be extended to animals, there is nothing to suggest that this protection reached as far as giving animals rights under copyright legislation.

The case was taken last year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), who claimed copyright infringement on behalf of the monkey and sought an order allowing it to
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Name: Deirdre Fallon
Title: Associate

Deirdre Fallon is an Associate within the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody.

Deirdre is an Associate in our group and has a business and law degree (BBLS) from University College Dublin. Deirdre advises clients on contentious and non-contentious matters across a broad spectrum of areas, including copyright, trademarks, patents, advertising, data protection and commercial contracts.  

Deirdre’s contentious experience includes a recent patent case before the Commercial Court and a high profile copyright case before the High Court. Her non-contentious experience includes advising clients on advertising campaigns and promotions, data protection issues Continue Reading About Deirdre Fallon