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A Student’s View: Can the NFL Sack a Drone?

Madison Blinn, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2014 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “'Any other use of this telecast or any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without the NFL's consent is prohibited'… This warning accompanies any NFL telecast. The language suggests that the NFL can copyright not only its own footage, but also the game itself. For his birthday, Troy received an aerial camera drone, equipped with live viewing and iPhone control. Because of the cost of the drone,…

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  • Copyright Infringement , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 25, 2014

Another Student’s View: Drunk Free Speech

Jacob Howell, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2014 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “A reality TV star was in a club and had too much to drink. A reporter happened to be at the club at the same time and overheard the star ranting about certain minorities in the club. The star called them ‘second class citizens’ and wished the club would be stricter about who was admitted to the club. The reporter wrote a story detailing the star’s comments. Does…

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  • Defamation , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 17, 2014

A Student’s View: Drunk Free Speech

Anastasia Alvarado, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2014 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “A reality TV star was in a club and had too much to drink. A reporter happened to be at the club at the same time and overheard the star ranting about certain minorities in the club. The star called them ‘second class citizens’ and wished the club would be stricter about who was admitted to the club. The reporter wrote a story detailing the star’s comments. Does…

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  • First Amendment , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 11, 2014

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