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Another Student's View: Displaying a Celebrity’s Headshot

Chelsea Blackwell, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2013 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the question: You get a signed headshot from a celebrity. Your parents are so excited that they frame the picture and hang it in the lobby of their business. The celebrity’s lawyer demands that your parents take the picture down. What should they be able to do? What would you tell them to do?

The parents should be allowed to keep the picture of the celebrity with the…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy , Privacy - Right of Publicity
  • Nov 30, 2013

A Student's View: Displaying a Celebrity’s Headshot

Monica Fernandez, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2013 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the question: You get a signed headshot from a celebrity. Your parents are so excited that they frame the picture and hang it in the lobby of their business. The celebrity’s lawyer demands that your parents take the picture down. What should they be able to do? What would you tell them to do?

Millions of people in today’s society are consumed with the glamorous lives of Hollywood stars. Businesses…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy , Privacy - Right of Publicity
  • Nov 24, 2013

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