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Another Student’s View: My Video Went Viral

Christina Harper, Viral VideoChristina Harper, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2013 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: You create and post a video on YouTube. The video goes viral and a staffer on Saturday Night Live happens to see the video. She convinces her colleagues at SNL to do a skit spoofing your video. Do you have any rights regarding the video? Can you stop SNL from making fun of your video?

When you post a video on…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy
  • Feb 27, 2014

A Student’s View: My Viral Video

Viral VideoAva Jokich, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2013 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: You create and post a video on YouTube. The video goes viral and a staffer on Saturday Night Live happens to see the video. She convinces her colleagues at SNL to do a skit spoofing your video. Do you have any rights regarding the video? Can you stop SNL from making fun of your video?

If I posted a video on YouTube, I would have…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy
  • Feb 18, 2014

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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 - Right of Publicity , Video
  • Jan 27, 2014

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