Monkey see. Monkey sue. Monkey settle.
Attorneys representing a macaque monkey have agreed to a compromise in a case where they said the animal owned the copyright to selfies it shot with a photographer’s camera. The photographer agreed to donate 25 per cent of any revenue from the images to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques in Indonesia. Attorneys asked a judge to dismiss the case and throw out a decision that said animals cannot own copyrights.
Sanctions to hit North Korea hard
North Korea will be feeling the pain of new United Nations sanctions targeting some of its biggest remaining foreign revenue streams. But the Security Council eased off the biggest target of all: the oil the North needs to stay alive, and to fuel its million-man military. The sanctions by the UN Security Council cap Pyongyang’s annual imports of crude oil at the same level they have been for the past 12 months.