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A Student's View:  A Photo of a Famous Actress and Me

Sharon Pak, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2013 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the question: “While attending a private party a famous actress stops by to say hello to the hostess. Several people take photographs of the actress with you in the background. Do you have any rights relating to the publication of the photos?”

Fresh out of high school, I remember the days I would lie in bed and fantasize about my upcoming…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Mar 24, 2013

Video Post: The Case of the Plucky Porker

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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
  • Mar 16, 2013

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