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

Jeremy 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 that some people might feel should…

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  • Copyright , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Nov 27, 2012

A Student's View of the Use of a Photo Found on the Internet

Kylie Potuznik, 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?”


I love pictures, I have always loved pictures and I will always love pictures. I grew up with a “picture pose” engrained in my…

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  • Copyright , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Nov 19, 2012

Video Post: The Case of the Outed Hero

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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

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