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Humans cannot claim copyright just because an animal stole their camera.
Macaque selfie
I can use this picture because a macaque took it. Look forward to seeing it often.

If a monkey borrows your camera and snaps a shot of his smiling self, you cannot collect a royalty for the simple reason that you did not take the picture.

This might cause a problem for me personally, but it does make sense.

Not sure what effect this will have on those elephants who paint.

The restraint in Emilia's writing is powerful and almost musical in the way it describes a moment and projects a fuller story past the end of the page.

I'm on the fiction board of Philadelphia Stories, a quarterly, and every once in a while a story comes in that I just really like. No offense to any of the other writers out there -- I like the other material too, and I'll mention those in the future.

"Waiting Room Fairies" is one of those stories where there isn't a lot of explicit plot, or even character development, but the descriptions and details give you everything you need to finish the story in your mind. The restraint is powerful and almost musical in the way it describes a moment and projects a fuller story past the end of the page.  You can read in the Summer 2014 issue of Philadelphia Stories or on their website.

Robin Williams, July 21, 1951-August 11, 2014

When I was a boy my father introduced me to Chaplin, and Benny, and Hope. I discovered Jonathan Winters and Red Skelton and Louis Nye and Paul Lynde and Robin Williams and The National Lampoon and SCTV on my own; and when I say "on my own" I mean television and radio, much of it late night, some of it afternoon talk shows, some of it those chance encounters that, as a kid, you think are a secret message only you are receiving. Then you discover that "rare" album you've been playing to death has sold 200 million copies worldwide or something.

Just as my dad introduced me to some funny people, we'll tell others they should check out Robin Williams. There's no doubt they'll like him; his range was so wide there's something for everybody.

Many great pieces written in the past hours on this subject, but I encourage you to read this one by Paul F. Tompkins.