^^ Key phrase.
Remove Slater's camera from the chain of events and there are no photos.
Had Slater and his camera not been on scene, there'd be no photos.
Has B&H or Adorama ever made a single sale to any crested black macaque?
Has anyone ever sold even a single banana or peanut to a crested black macaque?
Or, had Slater kept the photos to himself, wikiwhatever wouldn't have them to publish.
Doesn't seem to me that the wikifreetards have any reasonable logic to argue with.
Crested black macaques don't
take photographs, photographers with cameras do.
If you set up a remote camera with a motion sensing trigger, does the trigger (if inanimate objects could) own the rights? The trigger maker? The camera maker? The owner of the camera and the trigger?
Back in some Olympics or another, immediately following a major event, Usain Bolt 'borrowed' a pro photographer's camera, shot a few frames, his Body English implied, "here, let me get you a few shots from a perspective not available to you, I'll give it right back
". Of course I have no idea what was actually said by Bolt and the photographer. Who owns those?
wikigreedia, can't get their own so steal. Sounds like bullying to me.
Photos are Slater's.
Wikipedia, you took them and used them using flawed self interest based logic, step up, compensate, admit, apologize in that sequence and order of importance. Freeloading another's work is theft.
The only thing public domain about these photos is wikipedia's contention that they are so.
Supporting, promoting and engaging in unauthorized appropriation of another's work and/or property is not fighting against censorship, it's theft
Lawyers don't argue for truth, honor, justice, integrity or even Law, they argue to win.
The best debaters can argue either side of an issue and still win either way. Both conclusions cannot be correct.
The best lawyers are the best debaters, the best debaters can make the best lawyers.
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