Sunday, September 27, 2015
Who Owns This Photograph?
Here is a possible bell ringer to use with your students.
A couple of years ago, a macaque found a camera that had been left unattended. Named Naruto, the monkey started to snap pictures, including a fantastic selfie. The owner of the camera got his camera back and published the photographs. Now, an animal rights organization has filed a lawsuit claiming the photographs are the property of Naruto. PETA says that if the courts rule in favor of the macaque, it will be the first time a right(in this cause, ownership of property) is giving to a non-human animal.
What do you think?
1. Who owns the photographs, the owner of the camera or the monkey? Why?
2. Write a caption for the photograph.
Note: Photograph from news.discovery.com