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CURRENT EVENT | JANUARY 28, 2016

Monkey Selfie

In 2011 a monkey in Indonesia grabbed a photographer’s camera and took his own photos. They went viral. How do copyright laws apply to non-humans? An animal rights organization said the monkey is due the royalties, and the photographer who owns the camera said he owns the copyright. This case actually went to court. Listen to hear how this unique legal issue played out in federal court.

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Story Length: 2:53

Listen to the Story:

Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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