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Law of Public Communication-Annual Update 2010,9780205698325
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The 2010 Update of this top-selling media law text includes the most current legal developments affecting 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 readers studying law for the first time, the authors ensure that readers will acquire a firm grasp of the legal issues affecting the media.

Table of Contents

Public Communication and the Law
The Sources of Law
The Courts The Litigation Process: Civil and Criminal Working with the Law Limitations of Law
The First Amendment Theory of Freedom of Expression
Regulating Expression Tests Scope of the First Amendment: The Hierarchy of Protected Expression
Who Is Protected?
Methods of Control Prior Restraints and Post-publication Punishment Content-Neutral Regulations
Libel Libel Terminology
The Plaintiff
The Plaintiffrsquo;s Burden of Proof
The Defendantrsquo;s Case Preventing Libel Suits Ideas for Reform
Privacy and Personal Security Private
Facts Intrusion and Trespass False Light Commercialization Emotional Distress and Personal Injury
Intellectual Property Copyright Unfair Competition
Political Speech Referenda and Other Public Issues Elections Regulation of Political Candidate
Broadcast Programming Regulation of Public Issue Programming
The Fairness Doctrine Lobbying: The Right to Petition
Commercial Speech First Amendment and Advertising Unfair and Deceptive Advertising Federal Remedies Other Federal Regulations Mediarsquo;s Right to Refuse Advertising Self-Regulation Securities Transactions
Obscenity and Indecency Obscenity Indecency Violent Pornography Controlling Non-obscene Sexual Expression
The Media and the Judiciary Defining Jury Bias Remedies for Prejudicial Publicity Controlling Conduct in Court Controlling Prejudicial Publicity Voluntary Cooperation Contempt Power
Protection of News Sources, Notes, and Tape Protection under the Common Law Protection under the First Amendment Protection under State Statutes Protection under Federal Statutes and Regulations Congressional Authority Search Warrants Breaching Con
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