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Law of Public Communication 2002 Update

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5th
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9780205343232

ISBN10:
0205343236
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
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PRENTICE HALL
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Summary

Focusing on the implications of the law for media practitioners, this annually updated text examines legal issues and decisions affecting traditional journalism and the ever-changing commercial and electronic media. The 2002 Update of this top-selling media law text includes the most current information available, explaining the law as it applies to the daily work of writers, broadcasters, advertisers, cable operators, Internet service providers, public relations practitioners, photographers, and other public communicators. By presenting statutes and cases in a cohesive manner that is understandable even to students studying law for the first time, the authors ensure that students will acquire a firm grasp of the legal issues affecting the media.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Public Communication and the Law
1(21)
The Sources of Law
2(5)
The Courts
7(7)
The Litigation Process: Civil and Criminal
14(4)
Working with the Law
18(3)
Limitations of Law
21(1)
The First Amendment
22(50)
Theory of Freedom of Expression
23(6)
Regulating Expression
29(8)
Tests
37(4)
Scope of the First Amendment: The Hierarchy of Protected Expression
41(5)
Who Is Protected?
46(11)
Prior Restraints and Postpublication Punishment
57(10)
Content-Neutral Regulations
67(5)
Libel
72(88)
Libel Terminology
75(2)
The Plaintiff
77(2)
The Plaintiff's Burden of Proof
79(52)
The Defendant's Case
131(24)
Preventing Libel Suits
155(2)
Ideas for Reform
157(3)
Privacy and Personal Security
160(55)
Private Facts
162(10)
Intrusion and Trespass
172(14)
False Light
186(8)
Commercialization
194(11)
Emotional Distress and Personal Injury
205(10)
Intellectual Property
215(40)
Copyright
216(29)
Unfair Competition
245(10)
Corporate Speech
255(41)
Referenda and Other Public Issues
256(6)
Elections
262(10)
Lobbying: The Right to Petition
272(2)
Communication between Labor and Management
274(4)
Securities Transactions
278(18)
Advertising
296(48)
First Amendment and Advertising
297(14)
Unfair and Deceptive Advertising
311(13)
Federal Remedies
324(11)
Other Federal Regulations
335(4)
Media's Right to Refuse Advertising
339(1)
Self-Regulation
340(4)
Obscenity and Indecency
344(40)
Obscenity
345(13)
Violent Pornography
358(3)
Indecency
361(16)
Controlling Nonobscene Sexual Expression
377(7)
The Media and the Judiciary
384(55)
Defining Jury Bias
386(6)
Remedies for Prejudicial Publicity
392(6)
Controlling Conduct in Court
398(8)
Controlling Prejudicial Publicity
406(24)
Voluntary Cooperation
430(3)
Contempt Power
433(6)
Protection of News Sources, Notes, and Tape
439(31)
Protection under the Common Law
441(1)
Protection under the First Amendment
441(12)
Protection under State Statutes
453(8)
Protection under Federal Statutes and Regulations
461(2)
Congressional Authority
463(1)
Search Warrants
464(3)
Breaching Confidentiality
467(3)
Access to Information
470(48)
Access and the Constitution
471(6)
Access to Events
477(4)
Access to Records
481(28)
Access to Meetings
509(7)
Obtaining Access: A Final Word
516(2)
Regulation of Broadcasting
518(46)
Framework for Broadcast Content Regulations
519(5)
Federal Communications Commission
524(1)
Licensing the Broadcast Media
525(3)
Regulation of Political Candidate Programming
528(14)
Regulation of Public Issues Programming: The Fairness Doctrine
542(4)
Other Programming Regulation
546(11)
Noncommercial Broadcasting
557(4)
Digital Television (DTV)
561(1)
Low-Power Television (LPTV)
562(2)
Regulation of Cable, Internet, Telephone, and Other Electronic Media
564(24)
Cable
567(11)
Internet
578(1)
Telephone
579(4)
Other Electronic Communications Media
583(5)
Appendix A: Finding and Reading the Law 588(7)
Appendix B: The First Fourteen Amendments to the Constitution 595(4)
Glossary 599(8)
Case Index 607(10)
Subject Index 617


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