In 2015, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed an action in the Northern District of California against David Slater. The action was filed on behalf of a monkey named Naruto. Naruto took a series of photographs using Slater’s camera, which Slater later reproduced and sold as his own original work. PETA filed this action claiming that Naruto, the monkey, should own the copyright on his work. The allegation of the complaint stated that Naruto is a crested macaque monkey.