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Monkey Selfie: A Student’s View

Jordan Eliasson, Pepperdine studentJordan Eliasson, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2015 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: Jane is a professional wildlife photographer shooting Chimpanzees in the Congo.  One day, Jane forgot a camera in a tree. When she retrieved it the next day, she was amazed to find that a clever chimp had snapped a selfie. Jane posted the image to her Instagram account. When she returned to the US a few months later, Jane discovered that…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Feb 25, 2015

Do You Remember Your First Trial? Legal Counselor Series


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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  • Legal Counselor Series , Video
  • Feb 18, 2015

How to Lose a Friend in 10 Notes: Another Student’s View

Clayton Mosbey, Pepperdine studentClayton Mosbey, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2015 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: Paul and Derrick both went potluck and ended up as roommates their freshman year at Pepperdine. Paul sang for Pepperdine’s A cappella group and Derrick was an aspiring DJ. Paul agreed to record one of his original songs for Derrick to mix. After graduation, Derrick made it big with his mash-ups and performed in front of thousands. One morning,…

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  • Copyright , Copyright Infringement , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Feb 11, 2015

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