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Media law constantly changes, with new cases and controversies cropping up daily. Written in a student-friendly style for undergraduates, Mass Media Lawleads the market with a current and comprehensive approach to the most relevant aspects of mass media and communications law in the United States. This text covers a vast array of topics, from the history and adoption of the First Amendment, to the most recent judicial opinions, statutory enactments, and regulatory controversies affecting speech and press across the print, broadcast, cable, and Internet media.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The American Legal System
Chapter 2. The First Amendment: The Meaning of Freedom
Chapter 3. The First Amendment: Contemporary Problems
Chapter 4. Libel: Establishing a Case
Chapter 5. Libel: Proof of Fault
Chapter 6. Libel: Defenses and Damages
Chapter 7. Invasion of Privacy: Appropriation and Intrusion
Chapter 8. Invasion of Privacy: Publication of Private Information and False Light
Chapter 9. Gathering Information: Records and Meetings
Chapter 10. Protection of News Sources/Contempt Power
Chapter 11. Free Press–Fair Trial: Trial-Level Remedies and Restrictive Orders