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Photog says he owns copyright to monkey selfies

- August 7th, 2014

Who knew a selfie could cause so much trouble?

Wikimedia, the nonprofit group behind Wikipedia, claims that selfies taken by a monkey is in the public domain. The photographer, who owns the camera equipment thinks otherwise, and is suing over it.

As the U.K.’s Telegraph explains, in 2011 British Nature photographer David Slater was in Indonesia and taking photos of crested a black macaque. He had left his camera unattended, when one of the monkeys came over to check out ended out taking a bunch of selfies.

Monkey selfie

Screenshot of a Wikipedia page for one of the monkey selfie photos. (SCREENSHOT)

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Watch shows online – legally

- May 4th, 2012
Woman with a laptop

(File Photo)

I imagine, many of you, like me, don’t have the time to watch all the TV shows that you want when they’re on the air (assuming you get those channels in the first place).  Nor do you necessarily remember to set your PVR (if you have one) to record everything you’re going to miss.

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Harper should consider NDP tech policies

- May 5th, 2011

REUTERS/Chris Wattie

For the record, I don’t support the NDP, and their fiscal policies are plain scary. But that doesn’t mean that their viewpoints on everything ought to be ignored. The NDP tech policies on issues such as net neutrality, usage based billing, and copyright are in many ways more compelling than the Conservative policies. Now that the Conservatives have a majority and don’t have to fight for their existence every day – lets hope they take a step back, take a deep breath, and take a fresh approach to tech issues.

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2011 changes stretch from devices to laws

- January 11th, 2011

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The year 2010 was a significant one for technological innovation. We saw the continued advancement of the smart phone, the rise of the touch screen tablet in the guise of the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the introduction of electric cars that plug into a standard household socket in the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf.

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