everyone watch this video of my dog gettin embarrassed that i caught him singin
So photographer David Slater wants Wikipedia to remove a monkey selfie that was taken with his camera. As you can see from this screen shot, Wikipedia says no: the monkey pressed the shutter so it owns the copyright.
We got NPR’s in-house legal counsel, Ashley Messenger, to weigh in. She said:
Traditional interpretation of copyright law is that the person who captured the image owns the copyright. That would be the monkey. The photographer’s best argument is that the monkey took the photo at his direction and therefore it’s work for hire. But that’s not a great argument because it’s not clear the monkey had the intent to work at the direction of the photographer nor is it clear there was “consideration” (value) exchanged for the work. So… It’s definitely an interesting question! Or the photographer could argue that leaving the camera to see what would happen is his work an therefore the monkey’s capture of the image was really the photographer’s art, but that would be a novel approach, to my knowledge.
He’s everything I dreamed a loser to be
me when i have more than $20
Letter to a Loser
I know you deleted this shit but I wish you knew how much I hate you. Can’t tell you that though because you’ll freak the fuck out and can never take what you dish out (cunt) but honestly it’s repulsing and makes my blood boil. I hate your rude fucking jokes and your boring stories, your animalistic temper and smart ass attitude. You don’t have a high fucking horse anymore because I’ve done all the nice things you did for me. And your high horse is invisible because in order to have one it’d mean that you’d have to adopt this tiny little thing called forgiveness, which you’re incapable of doing. You are a loser in just about every way, shape, and form of the word, but I can never say that to you could I? But at least you know it in the few minutes it takes you to fall asleep at night.
I’m a very happy person, but life is hard sometimes and relationships are shit sometimes.
|—Lana Del Rey (via jeansboyy)|
Someone once told me a story about long term relationships. To think of them as a continent to explore. I could spend a lifetime backpacking through Africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected – that’s the heart of it. But it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you.
|—Joy Williams (via awelltraveledwoman)|
And I know no mother fuckers getting outta line in my house cuz I just decorated that shit