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In 2011, a camera belonging to the photographer David Slater was used to take this photo in Indonesia. The photo found its way to Wikipedia, which Slater objected to, saying its free availability by Wikimedia cost him royalties. In 2014, the US Copyright Office ruled in favour of Wikipedia, saying this belonged to the public.

So what was different about this photo?

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