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Sticky Situation: A Student’s View

Maggie Knooihuizen, Pepperdine studentMaggie Knooihuizen, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2015 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: In 2011, the US Post Office paid an amateur photographer $1,500 to use one of his photographs of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, which sold more than $17 million worth of stamps. The sculptor of the Memorial wants to sue the photographer and the US Post Office for copyright infringement. Will he win against the photographer? Against the US…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Apr 02, 2015

How Do You Become A Great Trial Lawyer? Legal Counselor Series


Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.  

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  • Legal Counselor Series , Video
  • Mar 25, 2015

“Discount” Books: Another Student’s View

Corinne Lederhouse, Pepperdine studentCorinne Lederhouse, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2015 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: Discount Books. While studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Nick met Pablo. Pablo told Nick that he, Pablo, was able to legally purchase textbooks for extremely discounted rates, usually $10 to $15 per book. Nick cut a deal with Pablo to re-sell them to Pepperdine students in Malibu.  Pablo bought and shipped books to Nick for $40. Nick sold the books for…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Mar 18, 2015

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