A Million Monkeys: who owns the copyright?

The random sentence program that I wrote about in my last blog entry can output stories.   It's my version of the million monkeys.

As before, it can be downloaded as a simple perl text file from here or in the zip file with the other programs and the source frequency list from here.  

I will add instructions for creating the database soon.   The database is not necessary for using the program, it just makes it faster.

Each story on this page is created once and is unique, the one you are seeing is a story just for you.   Consider these stories copyrighted!   If you copy and use my program, and I encourage you to do so, it is free but I retain copyrights for all stories created by the program!!   All stories will be cc-sa.

This brings up a question for me: who owns the copyright on words generated by a machine?

Edited:  There was a copyright case recently, a photographer vs. wikipedia in which the court decided that a a photographer couldn't claim copyright of a selfie taken by a monkey because it was the monkey's copyright and monkeys can't own copyright.  So I guess the same goes for a machine.

$randsent -t 5 -p 1000 -g

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