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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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  • Privacy , Privacy - False Light , Video
  • Mar 16, 2013

The Case of the Plucky Porker

In the “Case of the Plucky Porker” we will continue our exploration of the parameters of the false light branch of the right of privacy.  Yes, I make up the case titles but I don’t make up the case names (here, Braun vs. Flynt) nor do I make up the facts of the case.

The Plucky Porker court wrestled with the issue of whether the publication of a photo of a woman in a “men’s magazine” without her permission constituted a false light invasion…

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  • Privacy , Privacy - False Light
  • Feb 24, 2013

Another Student’s View: My Picture is Part of a National Advertising Campaign

Picture Part National Advertising CampaignDavis Ingwers, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2012 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the question: “While walking on the Promenade in Santa Monica an energy drink company gives you a free sample of their newest flavor. An employee of the company snaps a photo of you trying the drink. Several months later that picture is used as a part of a national ad campaign without your permission.…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy , Privacy - Right of Publicity
  • Feb 10, 2013

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