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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 , Video
  • Dec 16, 2012

An Embarrassed Stripper and Bashful Lovers

Embarrassed Stripper Bashful LoversIn the Case of the Embarrassed Stripper (Puckett v. American Broadcasting Companies), Tammy Puckett sued ABC after her image appeared in a news segment about the illegal activities of several people associated with the Continental Club, a strip club in Knox County, Tennessee.

ABC’s news magazine program “20/20” ran a story about the former manager of the Continental Club who had been convicted of crimes related to a contract murder ring. Puckett was a stripper at the club and,…

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  • Privacy - False Light , Privacy - Private Facts
  • Dec 09, 2012

Another Student’s View of the Use of a Photo Found on the Internet

Photo Found On the InternetJeremy Hill, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2012 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the question: “You found a great picture on the Internet, should there be limits concerning how you can use the photo in a school paper? On your personal website? At work?”

While we do live in America the land of the free, there are still certain restrictions put in place on forms of media…

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  • Copyright , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Nov 27, 2012

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