The battle over now-famous selfie photographs taken by a macaque monkey will head back to federal court. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco will hear arguments on whether an animal can own the copyright to a photograph. The proceedings will be broadcast online.
Gay man wins court battle for equal pension rights
A gay British retiree has won a legal battle to secure the same occupational pension rights for his husband that a wife would enjoy. Five judges at the British supreme court ruled that if John Walker died, his husband would be entitled to a spouse’s pension, provided they stay married. The 66year-old launched a discrimination lawsuit when the company he worked for said it would not pay out spouse benefits because his pension plan predated 2005, when gay civil partnerships became legally recognized.