Animal Copyrights | WWF

  • Jose M. Herrera
  • Mariana Peluffo

In 2014, photographer David Slater sued Wikimedia Commons, claiming authorship of a “selfie” taken by a monkey with his camera. A U.S. court recognized the lack of authorship of the image, ruling that it belonged to neither the photographer nor the monkey. Animal rights have evolved over time to protect their lives and well-being but, until now, no one has made an effort to protect their image copyrights. So WWF and LatinStock joined forces to create Animal Copyrights: The first collection of images made by and starring animals, whose proceeds are donated in their entirety to the animals themselves.