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Video: What Privacy Rights Do We Have?

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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 - Intrusion , Privacy - Private Facts , Privacy - Right of Publicity , Video
  • Jun 30, 2012

What Privacy Rights do we Have?

In 1890 Louis Brandeis and Samuel Warren wrote a Harvard Law Review article titled “The Right to Privacy.” As initially envisioned by Brandeis and Warren, the right of privacy was the “right to be let alone.” Brandeis went on to become a Supreme Court Justice and the article’s premise that we should have the “right to be let alone” led to the creation of four distinct privacy rights.

The first breach of privacy claim is for intrusion. An intrusion claim is available when…

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  • Privacy , Privacy - False Light , Privacy - Intrusion , Privacy - Private Facts , Privacy - Right of Publicity
  • Jun 24, 2012

“Happy Days” Cast may Recover DVD Royalties

Happy DaysOn June 5, 2012, Jon Pfeiffer won a key ruling in a lawsuit he filed on behalf of five cast members of the iconic television show “Happy Days” against CBS Studios for unpaid merchandising royalties.

CBS filed a motion for summary judgment claiming that the case should be dismissed because DVDs are not merchandise. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White denied the motion and cleared the case to go to trial on July 17, 2012.

Plaintiffs are Anson Williams (Potsie…

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  • Happy Days
  • Jun 17, 2012

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