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The Case of the Plucky Porker

In the “Case of the Plucky Porker” we will continue our exploration of the parameters of the false light branch of the right of privacy.  Yes, I make up the case titles but I don’t make up the case names (here, Braun vs. Flynt) nor do I make up the facts of the case.

The Plucky Porker court wrestled with the issue of whether the publication of a photo of a woman in a “men’s magazine” without her permission constituted a false light invasion…

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  • Privacy , Privacy - False Light
  • Feb 24, 2013

Another Student's View: My Picture is Part of a National Advertising Campaign

Davis Ingwers, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2012 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the question: “While walking on the Promenade in Santa Monica an energy drink company gives you a free sample of their newest flavor. An employee of the company snaps a photo of you trying the drink. Several months later that picture is used as a part of a national ad campaign without your permission. Do you have any recourse?”

My…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy , Privacy - Right of Publicity
  • Feb 10, 2013

A Student's View: My Picture is Part of a National Advertising Campaign

Anne Di Grazia, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2012 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the question: “While walking on the Promenade in Santa Monica an energy drink company gives you a free sample of their newest flavor. An employee of the company snaps a photo of you trying the drink. Several months later that picture is used as a part of a national ad campaign without your permission. Do you have any recourse?”

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy , Privacy - Right of Publicity
  • Feb 03, 2013

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