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The Value of Everlasting Fame

Everlasting FameDuring their lifetime a person can achieve frame from rare ability, dumb luck or a combination of the two. Only a fraction of those individuals who become famous during their lifetime have mass appeal after their death.  These actors, athletes and celebrities have achieved the rarest kind of fame - everlasting fame. There is a value to that fame.

According to Forbes magazine, five dead celebrities earned big bucks in 2012. In first place was Elizabeth Taylor, who died in 2011, but earned $210 million last year. Next was Michael…

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  • Privacy , Privacy - Right of Publicity
  • Dec 09, 2013

Another Student’s View: Displaying a Celebrity’s Headshot

Chelsea Blackwell, Displaying a Celebrity's HeadshotChelsea Blackwell, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2013 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the question: You get a signed headshot from a celebrity. Your parents are so excited that they frame the picture and hang it in the lobby of their business. The celebrity’s lawyer demands that your parents take the picture down. What should they be able to do? What would you tell them to do?

The parents should…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy , Privacy - Right of Publicity
  • Nov 30, 2013

A Student’s View: Displaying a Celebrity’s Headshot

Displaying Celebrities HeadshotMonica Fernandez, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2013 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the question: You get a signed headshot from a celebrity. Your parents are so excited that they frame the picture and hang it in the lobby of their business. The celebrity’s lawyer demands that your parents take the picture down. What should they be able to do? What would you tell them to do?

Millions of people in today’s society are consumed with the glamorous…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy , Privacy - Right of Publicity
  • Nov 24, 2013

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