9780073511979

Mass Media Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073511979

  • ISBN10:

    0073511978

  • Edition: 17th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/13/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

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
Copyright
Regulation of Advertising
Telecommunications Regulation
Glossary
Internet Appendix
Table of Cases
Index
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