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

Use of Photo Found on The InternetKylie 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.…

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  • Copyright , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Nov 19, 2012

Video Post: The Case of the Outed Hero


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

The Case of the Outed Hero

The Outed HeroOn September 22, 1975, five-time divorcee, mother of four and accountant who turned to revolutionary politics, Sara Jane Moore, attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford while he was visiting San Francisco. If not for the courage of Oliver Sipple, Moore might have succeeded. Mr. Sipple, an ex-marine was in the crowd at Union Square in San Francisco. As Sara Jane Moore was about to shoot at President Ford, Sipple grabbed her arm.

The assassination attempt failed and Oliver Sipple was…

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  • Privacy , Privacy - Private Facts
  • Nov 04, 2012

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