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New iTunes U Course – “Right of Privacy”

Jon Pfeiffer is proud to announce that “Right of Privacy,” his first iTunes U® course, hosted by Pepperdine University is published and available for free on the iTunes® store.

Through short videos and case analyses, the course explores the four branches of the right of privacy: intrusion, private facts, false light and right of publicity. It is designed to be an overview to students with no legal background.

To view the class, click on the following link or visit Pepperdine University on iTunes U in the iTunes store.

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  • Privacy
  • Jul 29, 2014

The Case of the Copied Curly

Is all “art” protected by the First Amendment, or are there instances where it is subject to the right of publicity? In Comedy III Productions v. Saderup, the court examined that issue pitting an artist against The Three Stooges.

Brothers Jerome “Curly” Howard and Moe Howard teamed up with Larry Fein to form The Three Stooges. Together they acted in over 100 films.

Gary Saderup is an artist specializing in the creation of charcoal drawings of celebrities. His subjects have included Lucile Ball, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe. Saderup created a charcoal drawing…

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  • Privacy
  • Jul 23, 2014

The Human Cannonball Lands in the Supreme Court

Hugo Zacchini, widely credited as being the first human cannonball, took his act to the highest court of the land. Zacchini v. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting is the first and only case decided by the United States Supreme Court that deals with the right of publicity.

The story begins with Hugo’s father, Ildebrando Zacchini. Ildebrando had a circus (the Zacchini Family Circus) that toured the world. Lidebrand also invented a compressed air cannon that could be used to launch humans. Hugo and his father originated the human cannonball act that was performed publicly in Cairo,…

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  • First Amendment , Privacy , Privacy - Right of Publicity
  • Jul 16, 2014

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