The monkey wins. Sort of.

Monkey SelfieEarlier this month I lost much sleep over the issue of who owns the copyright to the photo that a monkey took of herself. If you didn’t click the link, the story is that a photographer handed his camera to a bunch of monkeys until one of them ended up taking a selfie. When the photographer released the photo on the web, some sites refused to remove copies of it because they claimed the monkey owned the copyright, not the photographer. (more…)

Awesome computer wallpapers

InterfaceLIFT wallpapers

Whenever someone gets a look at my computer screen, the first question always seems to be “where did you get that wallpaper?”

Most of the desktop wallpapers I use are simple, colorful and stunningly beautiful. Of course that’s just my opinion. If you want to check them out, head over to InterfaceLIFT.

The site has been around for years, and has amassed a huge collection of beautiful wallpapers. The cool thing is, the site automatically detects the resolution of your computer screen and offers you the appropriate size wallpaper when you click the download button. Of course, you can also choose any size available from a drop-down menu.

Does the monkey own the copyright?

Monkey Selfie

I find this an interesting issue. A photographer hands the monkey a camera and the monkey takes a selfie. Three years later the photographer still can’t get the photos removed from websites because technically speaking, he doesn’t own the copyright to the photos. The monkey does.

Our legal system has gone batape-shit crazy. The entire article is an interesting look into our system of copyright ownership.