9780205449781

The Law of Public Communication 2006 Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205449781

  • ISBN10:

    0205449786

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Provides comprehensive and current information on the rapidly evolving field of communication law in a paperback format, updated annually. Public communication, the First Amendment, libel, political speech, obscenity and indecency, the media and judiciary, and protection of news sources, notes and tape. For anyone interested in finding out how laws have impacted and continue to shape the mass media.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Public Communication and the Law
1(23)
The Sources of Law
2(7)
The Courts
9(7)
The Litigation Process: Civil and Criminal
16(4)
Working with the Law
20(3)
Limitations of Law
23(1)
The First Amendment
24(43)
Theory of Freedom of Expression
25(6)
Regulating Expression
31(8)
Tests
39(4)
Scope of the First Amendment: The Hierarchy of Protected Expression
43(8)
Who Is Protected?
51(16)
Methods of Control
67(25)
Prior Restraints and Postpublication Punishment
68(18)
Content-Neutral Regulations
86(6)
Libel
92(88)
Libel Terminology
95(2)
The Plaintiff
97(2)
The Plaintiff's Burden of Proof
99(52)
The Defendant's Case
151(24)
Preventing Libel Suits
175(2)
Ideas for Reform
177(3)
Privacy and Personal Security
180(56)
Private Facts
182(10)
Intrusion and Trespass
192(15)
False Light
207(7)
Commercialization
214(11)
Emotional Distress and Personal Injury
225(11)
Intellectual Property
236(43)
Copyright
237(31)
Unfair Competition
268(11)
Political Speech
279(38)
Referenda and Other Public Issues
280(6)
Elections
286(10)
Regulation of Political Candidate Broadcast Programming
296(15)
Regulation of Public Issues Programming: The Fairness Doctrine
311(3)
Lobbying: The Right to Petition
314(3)
Commercial Speech
317(71)
First Amendment and Advertising
318(15)
Unfair and Deceptive Advertising
333(13)
Federal Remedies
346(11)
Other Federal Regulations
357(7)
Media's Right to Refuse Advertising
364(1)
Self-Regulation
365(4)
Securities Transactions
369(19)
Obscenity and Indecency
388(47)
Obscenity
389(14)
Indecency
403(17)
Violent Pornography
420(5)
Controlling Nonobscene Sexual Expression
425(10)
The Media and the Judiciary
435(58)
Defining Jury Bias
437(7)
Remedies for Prejudicial Publicity
444(6)
Controlling Conduct in Court
450(7)
Controlling Prejudicial Publicity
457(27)
Voluntary Cooperation
484(3)
Contempt Power
487(6)
Protection of News Sources, Notes, and Tape
493(32)
Protection under the Common Law
495(1)
Protection under the First Amendment
496(12)
Protection under State Statutes
508(8)
Protection under Federal Statutes and Regulations
516(2)
Congressional Authority
518(1)
Search Warrants
518(4)
Breaching Confidentiality
522(3)
Access to Information
525(49)
Access and the Constitution
526(6)
Access to Events
532(4)
Access to Records
536(30)
Access to Meetings
566(6)
Obtaining Access: A Final Word
572(2)
Appendix A: Finding and Reading the Law 574(7)
Appendix B: The First Fourteen Amendments to the Constitution 581(4)
Glossary 585(8)
Case Index 593(12)
Subject Index 605

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