News Exercise #46
1) “The monkey pressed the button; ____________________________, but the work that went behind it in terms of __________________, setting the image up… It wasn’t that the monkey stole the camera, went behind a bush and photographed it all by itself; it ______________________________, and that’s why ________________________________.”
2) At 0:22 the reporter states that Wikipedia is removing links to the photo (but not the photo itself). According to what law have they done this?
3) Why does Wikipedia refuse to remove the photo?
4) At 0:56 a Wikipedia spokesperson states the copyright situation. Who owns the photo copyright?
5) At 1:13 the reporter made a joke: “That’s not what the photographer wanted to hear, and _________________________.” What does it mean?
6) What is the photographer’s final sentence? “You could look at it like this: The monkey was my assistant, and therefore I was the artist behind the image and I allowed the assistant to press the button. ___________________________.”
1) “The monkey pressed the button; I’ve got no qualms about that, but the work that went behind it in terms of putting the camera on a tripod, setting the image up… It wasn’t that the monkey stole the camera, went behind a bush and photographed it all by itself; it required a large input from myself, and that’s why I own the copyright.”
2) It is the ‘right to be forgotten’ rule.
3) Because the claimant does not own the copyright.
4) She said that the photographer doesn’t own it because he didn’t push the button; the monkey doesn’t own it because only humans can own copyright, and so the photo is in the public domain, meaning it is free for anybody to use without making a profit.
5) “He’s done with monkeying about.” “done with” means “not willing to continue”, and “monkeying about” means “joking”. So, it means that he is very serious.
6) “This needs to be tested in a court of law.”