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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 - False Light , Video
  • Jan 27, 2013

False Light – Letting it all Hang Out

Girls, women – do you have a muffin top? Guys, that’s the roll of fat that spills over a woman’s jeans that make her look like a muffin. Or, more accurately, when her waist looks like the top of a muffin.

Women, do you like to be told that you have a muffin top? If you said “yes,” that would be a first for me. Most women I know would find the comment to be highly offensive (especially if they have a muffin top). Their…

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  • Privacy , Privacy - False Light
  • Jan 13, 2013

Another Student's View: A Picture of a Famous Actress

Rebecca Herron, 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 see a famous actress sitting on a barstool in an airport bar and you take a picture of her without her knowledge. Later, when you look at the picture, you notice that she was not wearing underwear. Can you sell the picture?”

I have spent the past four years flying back and forth from LA to Texas and…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy
  • Jan 08, 2013

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