Well, this is both strange and surreal and fascinating: Who Owns A Monkey’s Selfie? No One Can, U.S. Says : The Two-Way : NPR. Turns out the UC Copyright office says a photo taken by a monkey cannot by copyrighted because apparently copyright is reserved for humans (and I guess human corporations). NPR implies that an Ars Technica article by David Kravets is what caught their attention as well as that of others.
I wonder – if one could teach a monkey to type maybe one could get them to type up some papers and then nobody could have copyright on them? What if one wrote a paper where a monkey was a co-author but did not do all the work? Would that mean one could not transfer copyright to anyone else? Seems like I should / could include monkeys on all my work.