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Petty PETA rapped by judges over monkey selfie copyright stunt

Mike 16 Silver badge

(semi)automatic photos

So, when a thief trips a motion-detector and as a result is recorded in the act, do they have copyright in the resulting image/video? Can they withhold permission for it to be shown as evidence against them?

Asking because

discusses a judge (sanely) dismissing the argument that smashing the surveillance cameras you know about does not give you a "reasonable expectation of privacy" with regard to the ones you missed.

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