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The Case of the Aggressive Paparazzi

Jackie O and the PaparazziOne of the first cases to pit a celebrity against a paparazzi was Galella vs. Onassis.  Ronald Galella was a high profile, freelance photographer who specialized in the taking and sale of photographs of well-know subjects. His subjects (more accurately, “targets”) included Marlon Brando, Robert Redford and Elvis Presley. His favorite and most frequent target was Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the former first lady and, at the time, wife of Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis.

Galella stalked,…

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  • Privacy , Privacy - Intrusion
  • Aug 12, 2012

Video post: What is Intrusion?


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 , Privacy - Intrusion , Video
  • Aug 05, 2012

What is Intrusion?

What is IntrusionWhen we think of a breach of our privacy we are generally think of intrusion. In that sense, intrusion is the most obvious form of a breach of privacy. An intrusion arises when someone is in a location where he or she has a reasonable expectation of privacy but another person invades that privacy by physical or electronic means.

Physical invasion of privacy generally involves a trespass onto private property or hounding a person by “getting in their face” with…

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  • Privacy , Privacy - Intrusion
  • Jul 22, 2012

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