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Mass Media Law (2001 Ed)

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9780072370539

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007237053X
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1/1/2001
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Bill of Right xii
The American Legal System
1(32)
Sources of the Law
2(13)
The Common Law
3(5)
The Law of Equity
8(1)
Statutory Law
9(1)
Constitutional Law
10(2)
Administrative Rules
12(2)
Summary
14(1)
The Judicial System
15(17)
Facts Versus the Law
15(2)
The Federal Court System
17(9)
The State Court System
26(1)
Judicial Review
27(1)
Lawsuits
28(3)
Summary
31(1)
Bibliography
32(1)
The First Amendment: The Meaning of Freedom
33(42)
Historical Development
34(5)
Freedom of the Press in England
34(1)
Freedom of the Press in Colonial America
35(3)
Summary
38(1)
The First Amendment
39(7)
The New Constitution
39(2)
Freedom of Expression in the 18th Century
41(1)
Freedom of Expression Today
42(4)
Summary
46(1)
The Meaning of Freedom
46(15)
Seditious Libel and the Right to Criticize the Government
47(1)
Alien and Sedition Acts
48(1)
Sedition in World War I
49(2)
The Smith Act
51(1)
Defining the Limits of Freedom of Expression
52(8)
Summary
60(1)
Taxation and the Press
61(4)
Summary
65(1)
Prior Restraint
65(8)
Near v. Minnesota
66(1)
Austin v. Keefe
67(1)
Pentagon Papers Case
68(2)
Progressive Magazine Case
70(2)
Summary
72(1)
Bibliography
73(2)
The First Amendment: Contemporary Problems
75(52)
Prior Restraint During Wartime
76(6)
War in the Persian Gulf
77(4)
Summary
81(1)
The First Amendment in the Schools
82(18)
Censorship of the High School Press
83(7)
Censorship of College Newspapers
90(5)
Book Banning
95(5)
Summary
100(1)
Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions
100(13)
Forum Analysis
104(1)
Public Forums
105(5)
Private Forums
110(2)
Summary
112(1)
Other Prior Restraints
113(3)
Son of Sam Laws
113(1)
Prior Restraint and Protests
114(1)
Summary
115(1)
Hate Speech
116(3)
Fighting Words Doctrine
117(2)
Summary
119(1)
The First Amendment and the Information Superhighway
119(4)
Bibliography
123(4)
Libel: Establishing a Case
127(34)
The Libel Landscape
128(7)
Winning and Losing Libel Suits
129(2)
The Lawsuit as a Weapon
131(2)
Resolving the Problem
133(2)
Summary
135(1)
Law of Defamation
135(1)
Elements of Libel
136(22)
Publication
139(3)
Identification
142(3)
Group Identification
145(1)
Defamation
146(7)
Falsity
153(5)
Summary
158(1)
Bibliography
158(3)
Libel: Proof of Fault
161(40)
New York Times v. Sullivan
162(3)
The Rationale for the Ruling
163(2)
Public Persons Versus Private Persons
165(20)
Who Is a Public Official?
165(4)
All-Purpose Public Figures
169(1)
Limited-Purpose Public Figures
170(6)
Lower-Court Rulings
176(4)
Businesses as Public Figures
180(2)
The Public Figure Over Time
182(2)
Private Persons
184(1)
Summary
184(1)
The Meaning of Fault
185(13)
Negligence
186(3)
Actual Malice
189(9)
Summary
198(1)
Bibliography
198(3)
Libel: Defenses and Damages
201(38)
Summary Judgment/Statute of Limitations
202(5)
Statute of Limitations
203(4)
Summary
207(1)
Truth
207(1)
Privileged Communications
207(10)
Absolute Privilege
208(1)
Qualified Privilege
209(4)
Neutral Reportage
213(2)
Abuse of Privilege
215(2)
Summary
217(1)
Protection of Opinion
217(9)
Rhetorical Hyperbole
217(2)
The First Amendment
219(4)
Fair Comment and Criticism
223(2)
Summary
225(1)
Defenses and Damages
226(6)
Consent
226(1)
Right of Reply
226(2)
Damages
228(2)
Retraction Statutes
230(1)
Summary
231(1)
Criminal Libel
232(2)
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
234(3)
Summary
236(1)
Bibliography
237(2)
Invasion of Privacy: Appropriation and Intrusion
239(36)
The Growth of Privacy Law
240(3)
Privacy and the Internet
242(1)
Appropriation
243(17)
Early Cases
245(1)
Use of Name or Likeness
246(3)
Advertising and Trade Purposes
249(1)
News and Information Exception
250(2)
Other Exceptions
252(3)
Consent as a Defense
255(4)
Life After Death
259(1)
Summary
260(1)
Intrusion
260(12)
Intrusion and the Internet
261(5)
Intrusion and the Press
266(1)
No Privacy in Public
266(3)
The Use of Hidden Recording Devices
269(2)
Intrusion and the Publication of Information Obtained Illegally
271(1)
Summary
272(1)
Bibliography
272(3)
Invasion of Privacy: Publication of Private Information and False Light
275(28)
Publicity About Private Facts
276(18)
Publicity
277(1)
Private Facts
277(5)
Offensive Material
282(2)
Legitimate Public Concern
284(6)
Recounting the Past
290(2)
Private Facts on the Internet
292(2)
Summary
294(1)
False Light Privacy
294(8)
Fictionalization
295(2)
Other Falsehoods
297(1)
Highly Offensive Material
298(1)
The Fault Requirement
299(3)
Summary
302(1)
Bibliography
302(1)
Gathering Information: Records and Meetings
303(60)
News Gathering and the Law
305(15)
The Constitution and News Gathering
305(15)
Summary
320(1)
The Freedom of Information Act
320(28)
FOIA and Electronic Communication
323(1)
Agency Records
324(4)
FOIA Exemptions
328(15)
Handling FOIA Requests
343(3)
Federal Open-Meetings Law
346(2)
Summary
348(1)
State Laws on Meetings and Records
348(7)
State Open-Meetings Laws
349(3)
State Open-Records Laws
352(1)
The Privatization of Public Government
353(1)
Summary
354(1)
Laws That Restrict Access to Information
355(4)
General Education Provisions Act
355(1)
The Federal Privacy Law
355(2)
Criminal History Privacy Laws
357(1)
State Statutes That Limit Access to Information
358(1)
Summary
359(1)
Bibliography
359(4)
Protection of News Sources/Contempt Power
363(44)
News and News Sources
365(8)
Promissory Estoppel
370(3)
Constitutional Protection of News Sources
373(14)
Lower-Court Rulings
375(7)
Nonconfidential Information and Waiver of the Privilege
382(2)
Who Is a Journalist?
384(1)
Telephone Records
385(1)
Summary
386(1)
Legislative and Executive Protection of News Sources
387(8)
Shield Laws
387(3)
Federal Guidelines
390(1)
Telephone Records
390(1)
Newsroom Searches
391(2)
How to Respond to a Subpoena
393(1)
Summary
394(1)
The Contempt Power
395(9)
History of Contempt
395(1)
Kinds of Contempt
396(1)
Limitations on Contempt Power
397(5)
Collateral Bar Rule
402(2)
Summary
404(1)
Bibxliography
404(3)
Free Press/Fair Trial: Trial Level Remedies and Restrictive Orders
407(26)
Prejudicial Crime Reporting
408(4)
Impact on Jurors
409(1)
The Law and Prejudicial News
410(1)
Summary
411(1)
Traditional Judicial Remedies
412(6)
Voir Dire
412(2)
Change of Venue
414(1)
Continuance
415(1)
Admonition to the Jury
415(1)
Sequestration of the Jury
416(1)
Court Proceedings and the Simpson Trials
417(1)
Summary
418(1)
Restrictive Orders to Control Publicity
418(13)
Restrictive Orders Aimed at the Press
421(5)
Restrictive Orders Aimed at Trial Participants
426(4)
Summary
430(1)
Bibliography
431(2)
Free Press/Fair Trial: Closed Judicial Proceedings
433(26)
Closed Proceedings and Sealed Documents
434(22)
Access to Trials
434(3)
Closure of Other Hearings
437(4)
Presumptively Open Hearings
441(2)
Presumptively Open Documents
443(4)
Access and the Broadcast Journalist
447(3)
Recording and Televising Judicial Proceedings
450(5)
Summary
455(1)
Bench-Bar-Press Guidelines
456(1)
Summary
457(1)
Bibliography
457(2)
Regulation of Obscene and Other Erotic Material
459(38)
The Law of Obscenity
460(4)
Early Obscenity Law
462(1)
Defining Obscenity
463(1)
Summary
463(1)
Contemporary Obscenity Law
464(10)
The Miller Test
464(5)
Other Standards
469(4)
Summary
473(1)
Controlling Obscenity
474(6)
Civil Nuisance Laws
475(1)
RICO Statutes
476(2)
Postal Censorship
478(1)
Film Censorship
478(1)
Summary
479(1)
Regulation of Nonobscene Erotic Material
480(14)
Zoning Laws
480(3)
Cleaning Up the Post Exchange
483(1)
Attacks on the Arts
484(2)
Congress and Arts Funding
486(1)
Erotic Materials in Cyberspace
487(4)
Software Filters and the First Amendment
491(2)
Summary
493(1)
Bibliography
494(3)
Copyright
497(48)
Immaterial Property Law
498(5)
Patents
498(1)
Trademarks
498(4)
Plagiarism
502(1)
Protecting Literary Property
503(12)
Roots of the Law
505(1)
What May Be Copyrighted
506(4)
Telephone Books and Databases
510(1)
News Events
511(2)
Misappropriation
513(1)
Duration of Copyright Protection
514(1)
Summary
515(1)
Fair Use
515(13)
Purpose and Character of Use
517(2)
Nature of the Copyrighted Work
519(3)
Amount of a Work Used
522(3)
Effect of Use on Market
525(2)
Application of the Criteria
527(1)
Summary
528(1)
Copyright Protection and Infringement
528(12)
Copyright Notice
529(1)
Registration
530(1)
Infringement
531(6)
Copyright Infringement and the Internet
537(2)
Summary
539(1)
Free-Lancing and Copyright
540(1)
Damages
541(1)
Bibliography
542(3)
Regulation of Advertising
545(38)
Advertising and the First Amendment
546(7)
Commercial Speech Doctrine
548(3)
Tobacco Advertising and the First Amendment
551(3)
Summary
554
The Regulation of Advertising
553(7)
Self-Regulation
554(1)
Lawsuits by Competitors and Consumers
554(3)
State and Local Laws
557(1)
Federal Regulation
558(2)
Summary
560(1)
Federal Trade Commission
560(14)
False Advertising Defined
562(4)
Means to Police Deceptive Advertising
566(7)
Summary
573(1)
The Regulatory Process
574(6)
Procedures
574(1)
Special Cases of Deceptive Advertising
575(3)
Defenses
578(1)
Advertising Agency/Publisher Liability
578(2)
Summary
580(1)
Bibliography
580(3)
Telecommunications Regulation: History and Licensing
583(14)
History of Regulation
584(2)
Changes in Philosophy, Changes in Rules
586(2)
Deregulation by the FCC
586(1)
The Telecommunications Act of 1996
587(1)
Summary
588(1)
Basic Broadcast Regulation
588(8)
Federal Communications Commission
588(2)
Licensing
590(5)
Summary
595(1)
Bibliography
596(1)
Telecommunications Regulation: Content Controls and Cable
597(36)
Regulation of Program Content
598(9)
Sanctions
598(2)
Regulation of Children's Programming
600(2)
Obscene or Indecent Material
602(3)
Violence on Television
605(2)
Summary
607(1)
Regulation of Political Programming
607(10)
Candidate Access Rule
608(2)
Equal Opportunity/Equal Time Rule
610(6)
Summary
616(1)
News and Public Affairs
617(6)
Other Content Regulations
619(1)
Personal Attacks and Political Editorials
620(1)
The First Amendment
621(1)
Summary
622(1)
Regulation of New Technology
623(8)
Cable Television
623(1)
Federal Legislation Regulating Cable Television
623(7)
Other Telecommunications Services
630(1)
Summary
631(1)
Bibliography
631(2)
Glossary 633(8)
Table of Cases 641(12)
Index 653


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