Photo: Twitter/ Bradley Cooper (@thebradcoop)
Ellen DeGeneres does NOT own the infamous Oscars "selfie" photo that broke Twitter. The actual owner of picture is BRADLEY COOPER because he was the one to take the snapshot, regardless of who the owner of the phone/camera is or the organizer of the shoot. That also means the Academy Award does NOT own rights to the photo either. So unless Bradley signed his rights away to the Academy, he's the copyright owner. Any use of the pic without his permission is a violation of the copyright. Any use of the photo on TV shows, including on Ellen, would require Bradley's blessing.