Last year we covered the thorny issue of whether a non-human can be a copyright holder, in the case of the monkey-selfie. And while monkeys are always entertaining, they pale in comparison to sharks, which, whether au natural or equipped with frickin’ lasers, are way cooler.

Here we have the Irish Basking Shark Study Group planting video cameras on basking sharks and letting them release their inner Scorsese. Luckily, the question of who holds the copyright has likely already been settled:

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


2 Thoughts on "Old and Busted: Monkeys Taking Pictures — The New Hotness? Sharks Making Movies"

Thanks for the sharing! It’s even worse (or better, if you’re the child in the comic) when the sharks end up in tornadoes.

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