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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 - False Light , Privacy - Private Facts , Video
  • Nov 11, 2012

The Case of the Outed Hero

On September 22, 1975, five-time divorcee, mother of four and accountant who turned to revolutionary politics, Sara Jane Moore, attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford while he was visiting San Francisco. If not for the courage of Oliver Sipple, Moore might have succeeded. Mr. Sipple, an ex-marine was in the crowd at Union Square in San Francisco. As Sara Jane Moore was about to shoot at President Ford, Sipple grabbed her arm.

The assassination attempt failed and Oliver Sipple was considered a hero. As…

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  • Privacy , Privacy - Private Facts
  • Nov 04, 2012

Another Student’s View of Privacy on Campus

Privacy on CampusLindsey Jeu De Vine, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2012 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the question: “As a college student, what privacy rights do you expect on campus? In the classroom? In your dorm room?”

I will never forget the day my high school announced that a camera was found in the girl’s locker room, in which a maintenance worker set up and had been recording girls for over a…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy
  • Oct 28, 2012

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