image Either the bar for sentience has gotten extremely low (and given my cynical view on the human condition, something entirely believable), or Caters News Agency is engaging in some monkey business.

Caters News Agency is issuing a takedown notice to Mike over at Techdirt on some pictures that they imply they own the copyright to. The also readily admit, however, that a human didn’t take the photos – a monkey took them.

Did the monkey assign the copyright to Caters? If so, how much did the monkey get paid?

Inquiring minds want to know. For the full story, see here and here.