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Michael Jackson and Privacy

Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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  1. Sharon McEachern says:

    I don’t think many of Michael Jackson’s family members or friends really desired privacy in their grief. It’s not just that scores readily accepted interviews on CNN and other news media , and you’ll note how their comments are now changing regarding drugs and his physical appearance; but, it has just been revealed to the public that the Jackson family had been filming a reality show for A&E network for weeks prior to Michael’s death.Somehow I don’t buy their “give us some privacy in our grief” comments when it’s said repeatedly on many TV news shows. They want face time (which will later result in money) not private grief time.

    And now we have the Burr Oak Cemetery tragedy outside of Chicago, where more than 300 graves were robbed, bodies dismembered and thrown in a mass pit at the historic African-American cemetery. Hundreds of news media have been filming the thousands of desperate and grieving family members, especially the mothers who can’t find any graves whatsoever in the “Babyland” section of the cemetery.

    Two really good articles, among the thousands written this week on Burr Oak, are:

    http://www.ethicsoup.com/2009/07/burr-oak-cemetary-mama-where-are-you-theyve-robbed-your-grave.html

    http://www.ethicsoup.com/2009/07/where-is-emmett-tills-coffin-where-are-the-babyland-graves-.html

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