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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.

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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

Chapter 12. Free Press–Fair Trial: Closed Judicial Proceedings

Chapter 13. Regulation of Obscene and Other Erotic Material

Chapter 14. Copyright

Chapter 15. Regulation of Advertising

Chapter 16. Telecommunications Regulation


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