‘Monkey selfie’ case

Besedišče: iz spodnje tabele izberi ustrezno manjkajočo besedo. / Multiple choice: choose the correct word from the box below.

Rezultat iskanja slik za monkey selfieA photographer whose camera was used by a monkey to take a selfie __________ (1) a two-year legal battle against an animal rights group about copyright over the image.

Naruto, a rare crested macaque monkey who lives in the Tangkoko Reserve on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, picked up David Slater’s camera and __________ (2) the now-famous photo in 2011.

Peta sued “__________ (3) behalf” of the monkey in 2015, seeking financial control of the photographs for the benefit of Naruto.

Judges in the US deemed the monkey was ineligible to __________ (4) copyright over the image.

Lawyers for Mr Slater argued his company, Wildlife Personalities Ltd, owns __________ (5) commercial rights to the photos, including the selfie of the monkey’s toothy grin.

Under a compromise, Mr Slater agreed to donate 25 per cent of any future __________ (6) from the images to charities dedicated to __________ (7) crested macaques in Indonesia.

Lawyers representing Peta and Mr Slater asked the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss (8) the case and throw out a lower-court decision which said animals cannot own copyrights.

“Peta and David Slater agree that this case __________ (9) important, cutting-edge issues about expanding legal rights for non-human animals, a goal that they both support, and they will continue their respective work to achieve this goal,” Mr Slater and Peta said in a __________ (10) statement.

US District Judge William Orrick said in a ruling in favour of Mr Slater last year that “while Congress and the president can extend the protection of law to animals as well as humans, there is no indication that they did so in the Copyright Act.”

(Adapted from http://www.independent.co.uk/ on 12 September 2017)

1 won has won had won
2 snapped swapped snitched
3 in on with
4 buy sell hold
5 worldly worldwise worldwide
6 revenue loan expenditure
7 protect protecting being protected
8 release deny dismiss
9 rises raises arises
10 joint joined enjoyed

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