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This current and comprehensive, market-leading textbook addresses the most relevant and important aspects of mass media law in the United States, stretching from the history and adoption of the First Amendment to the most recent judicial opinions, statutory enactments, and regulatory controversies affecting speech across the print, broadcast, cable and Internet media.
From the laws of libel and privacy to the regulation of advertising and telecommunications, Mass Media Law examines timely issues that are shaping the United States' legal system and the future of media content.
Table of Contents
|The American Legal System|
|The First Amendment: The Meaning of Freedom|
|The First Amendment: Contemporary Problems|
|Libel: Establishing a Case|
|Libel: Proof of Fault|
|Libel: Defenses and Damages|
|Invasion of Privacy: Appropriation and Intrusion|
|Invasion of Privacy: Publication of Private Information and False Light|
|Gathering Information: Records and Meetings|
|Protection of News Sources/Contempt Power|
|Free Press/Fair Trial: Trial Level Remedies and Restrictive Orders|
|Free Press/Fair Trial: Closed Judicial Proceedings|
|Regulation of Obscene and Other Erotic Material|
|Regulation of Advertising|
|Table of Cases|
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