The monkey does not own the copyright in the photo and the photo rightly belongs in the public domain.
If the photojournalist enhanced or added value to the photo in some way, then he would own the copyright.
The economic logic behind IP rights is to promote innovation and investment in new ideas by giving creators, investors and innovators exclusive commercial control over their
creations, ideas and business goodwill for a limited time.
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