Ellen Degeneres Doesn’t Own Epic Oscar Selfie
Ellen DeGeneres does NOT own the picture that crashed Twitter, unless he signed his rights away, the owner of the famous Oscar pic is Bradley Cooper. Here’s the way it works, the person who owns the most retweeted photo is the person who actually took it and not the person who owns the camera or organized the shoot. If you recall, Ellen asked Cooper to take the picture … so it’s his.
Now lets say Ellen signed her rights over to the Academy when she signed her hosting gig, the Academy would have no rights to the photo, because Ellen can’t transfer what isn’t hers. This of course all translates into cash. It could come in handy if that “Hangover” money runs out.