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The online site, Wikipedia, has rejected a photographer's request to remove a set of photos of a crested black macaque because the photos were taken by the monkey.Monkey Takes Picture of Itself: Who Owns the Copyright? [bbc.co.uk]
Who physically pushed the button doesn't seem all that important.
It is the amount of effort, arrangement or creative input that is made, which determines copyright.
"The IPO indicates that under UK law animals cannot own copyright," Bianca D’Orsi, spokeswoman for Intellectual Property Office told the Guardian. "However the question as to whether the photographer owns copyright is more complex. It depends on whether the photographer has made a creative contribution to the work and this is a decision which must be made by the courts," she said.
It depends on whether the photographer has made a creative contribution to the work
Whatever the truth of the matter, it's a great picture!