They messed with the wrong website. Not only is it very questionable whether they own the copyright or not, and therefore can't ask you to take it down *at all*, but this is clearly a case of fair use. -- Anonymous Coward on TechDirt (lots of Cowards here).
Well, they can *ask* anything they want. They didn't really ever claim to have any sort of legal claim. -- TechDirt – guess who?
I notice that Caters seems to carefully avoid claiming it holds, or has an interest in, the copyright on the photo. -- I do hope to see the short and polite response from Mike telling them to F off. Come on Mike let's keep this train rolling! -- Steven on TechDirt (Yay! A real name!)
Caters News, regardless of the issue of who does and doesn't own the copyright - it is 100% clear that the copyright owner is not yourself. -- Meee on TechDirt
Readers over at Gizmodo joined the party.
Finally, the answer, on PetaPixel:
Monkeys would own the copyright if they had lawyers. -- John Kantor on PetaPixel.com