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Intrusion for Journalism's Sake

Intrusion for Journalism's SakeWith the rise of ambush journalism, many journalists seem to believe that they have a special exemption from the privacy laws. That’s simply not true. Two cases illustrate the point.

The first case is Dietmann v. Time. In the November 1, 1963 issue Time published an article titled “Crackdown on Quackery.” To gather information for the article two journalists went undercover to visit Antone Dietmann. Mr. Dietmann had no medical training but purported to heal people with herbs,…

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  • Privacy , Privacy - Intrusion
  • Sep 09, 2012

Video Post: Reigning in the Paparazzi

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 , Privacy - Intrusion , Video
  • Sep 02, 2012

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