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  • Should the camera's owner have copyright over the monkey selfie -- even if he didn't take the picture himself?

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Trending today: Teacher shows up drunk, pantless to school; Wikipedia's battle over a monkey selfie

This selfie taken by a monkey has sparked a battle between Wikipedia and the owner of the camera. This selfie taken by a monkey has sparked a battle between Wikipedia and the owner of the camera.
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Wikipedia's battle over a monkey selfie

A selfie taken by a monkey has sparked a battle between Wikipedia, where the photo was posted in the public domain without copyright and the owner of the camera, British wildlife photographer David Slater.

In 2011, Slater went to Indonesia and set up his camera to take a photo of a crested black macaque. That's when the monkey grabbed his camera and started taking hilarious and adorable monkey selfies.

The photos quickly went viral once they hit the Internet. They also ended up on Wikipedia, as well as on Wikipedia Commons, which hosts photos in the public domain.

Slater, who owns the camera the photo was taken on, asked Wikipedia to take the picture down arguing that the copyright belongs to him, and he should get paid whenever someone uses it.

Wikipedia refused, as revealed in the transparency report released by the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that has oversight of Wikipedia and related projects.

Wikipedia's argument isn't that the monkey owns the copyright. The company states that Slater cannot own the copyright, because he didn't create the picture himself (despite owning the camera).

Slater suggests he is planning to bring the case to court, but raises interesting questions about copyright and owning the tools to produce the picture.

Sheriff: OK teacher shows up to school drunk, not wearing pants

An Oklahoma high school teacher did not make a good first impression.

Police said Lorie Hill, 49, showed up intoxicated for her first day as a teacher with Wagoner Public Schools before removing her pants in an empty classroom, according to

She didn't check in with anyone and co-workers didn't know who she was because it was her first day on the job.

Wagoner school officials contacted police after Hill was described as being disoriented and without pants, police said.

Hill was interviewed by police officers. It was determined that she had been drinking and was arrested and charged with public intoxication.

Monday was the first day for teachers, and students go back Thursday.

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