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A Student’s View: Facebook Stalker

Student's Opinion on Facebook StalkerWesley Jampel, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2014 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “You recently accepted a friend request from someone you went to elementary school with, but you haven’t seen since. Over the past month this person has liked and commented on everything in your profile. She sends you daily messages and won’t leave you alone. She even started posting pictures of you on her personal Facebook page. What can you…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy - Intrusion
  • Aug 12, 2014

New iTunes U Course – “Right of Privacy”

Jon Pfeiffer is proud to announce that “Right of Privacy,” his first iTunes U® course, hosted by Pepperdine University is published and available for free on the iTunes® store.

Through short videos and case analyses, the course explores the four branches of the right of privacy: intrusion, private facts, false light and right of publicity. It is designed to be an overview to students with no legal background.

To view the class, click on the following link or visit Pepperdine University on iTunes U in the iTunes store.

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  • Privacy
  • Jul 29, 2014

The Case of the Copied Curly

Portrait of the Three StoogesIs all “art” protected by the First Amendment, or are there instances where it is subject to the right of publicity? In Comedy III Productions v. Saderup, the court examined that issue pitting an artist against The Three Stooges.

Brothers Jerome “Curly” Howard and Moe Howard teamed up with Larry Fein to form The Three Stooges. Together they acted in over 100 films.

Gary Saderup is an artist specializing in the creation of charcoal drawings of celebrities. His subjects have included Lucile Ball, Humphrey…

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  • Privacy
  • Jul 23, 2014

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