The Oscar selfie
The big Oscar selfie that changed America, the one featuring Ellen and Julia and Meryl and Channing and Lupita and Angelina and Brad and Kevin (Spacey, not Dillon), has an owner. You can't own a moment, and you can't own a miracle, but you can own a selfie. And the law states that whoever took that selfie, not whose phone it's on, owns that selfie.
So who owns it? Ellen, right? She was hosting and the selfie was her idea, so she took it? WRONG. Bradley Cooper owns it!
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In one of those tiny, crucial moments that alters the course human history, like Martin Luther absentmindedly putting a hammer in his bag or the Archduke Ferdinand deciding to go for a car ride, Ellen handed the camera to Bradley Cooper and he took the snap, thus sealing his and the photograph's fate. It's his! Unless he signed some agreement with the Oscars, but why would he sign anything? He probably didn't!
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