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Mass Media Law, 2003 Edition, with Free Student CD-ROM

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Summary

Mass Media Law is the market-leading text. The most relevant mass media legal decisions -- from the Constitution to the most recent Supreme Court sessions -- are discussed in relation to their relevance to modern American law. Known for its clear explanations and its consistent pedagogy, the text includes mid-chapter summaries, a table of cases, and more. From the Internet to political advertising laws, Mass Media Law examines the current issues that are shaping the United States legal system.

Table of Contents

Preface
The American Legal System
1(32)
Sources of the Law
2(13)
The Common Law
3(4)
The Law of Equity
7(2)
Statutory Law
9(1)
Constitutional Law
10(2)
Executive orders, Administrative Rules
12(2)
Summary
14(1)
The Judicial System
15(17)
Facts versus the law
15(2)
The Federal Court System
17(8)
The State Court System
25(2)
Judicial Review
27(1)
Lawsuits
28(2)
Summary
30(2)
Bibliography
32(1)
The First Amendment
33(40)
Historical Development
34(4)
Freedom of the Press in England
34(1)
Freedom of the Press in Colonial America
35(2)
Summary
37(1)
The First Amendment
38(7)
The New Constitution
38(2)
Freedom of Expression in the 18th Century
40(1)
Freedom of Expression Today
41(4)
Summary
45(1)
The Meaning of Freedom
45(15)
Seditious Libel and the Right to Criticize the Government
45(2)
Alien and Sedition Acts
47(1)
Sedition in World War I
48(1)
The Smith Act
49(2)
Defining the Limits of Freedom of Expression
51(8)
Summary
59(1)
Taxation and the Press
60(4)
Summary
64(1)
Prior Restraint
64(8)
Near v. Minnesota
64(2)
Austin v. Keefe
66(1)
Pentagon Papers Case
66(3)
Progressive Magazine Case
69(2)
Summary
71(1)
Bibliography
72(1)
The First Amendment: Contemporary Problems
73(52)
Prior Restraint During Wartime
74(8)
War in the Persian Gulf
76(5)
Summary
81(1)
The First Amendment in the Schools
82(16)
Censorship of the High School Press
82(7)
Censorship of College Newspapers
89(4)
Book Banning
93(4)
Summary
97(1)
Time, Place and Manner Restrictions
98(12)
Forum Analysis
102(1)
Public Forums
103(5)
Nonpublic or Private Forums
108(1)
Summary
109(1)
Other Prior Restraints
110(3)
Son of Sam Laws
110(1)
Prior Restraint and Protests
111(1)
Summary
112(1)
Hate Speech/Fighting Words
113(2)
Summary
115(1)
The First Amendment and Election Campaigns
115(3)
Summary
118(1)
The First Amendment and the Information Superhighway
118(3)
Bibliography
121(4)
Libel: Establishing a Case
125(32)
The Libel Landscape
126(6)
Winning and Losing Libel Suits
121(8)
The Lawsuit as a Weapon
129(2)
Resolving the Problem
131(1)
Summary
132(1)
Law of Defamation
132(1)
Elements of Libel
133(21)
Publication
137(3)
Identification
140(2)
Group Identification
142(1)
Defamation
143(7)
Falsity
150(4)
Summary
154(1)
Bibliography
154(3)
Libel: Proof of Fault
157(38)
New York Times v. Sullivan
158(3)
The Rationale for the Ruling
160(1)
Public Persons versus Private Persons
161(20)
Who Is a Public Official?
162(3)
All-Purpose Public Figures
165(2)
Limited-Purpose Public Figures
167(5)
Lower-Court Rulings
172(4)
Businesses as Public Figures
176(2)
The Public Figure Over Time
178(2)
Private Persons
180(1)
Summary
180(1)
The Meaning of Fault
181(13)
Negligence
181(3)
Actual Malice
184(9)
Summary
193(1)
Bibliography
194(1)
Libel: Defenses and Damages
195(34)
Summary Judgment/Statute of Limitations
196(4)
Statute of Limitations
197(3)
Summary
200(1)
Truth
200(1)
Privileged Communications
201(9)
Absolute Privilege
201(1)
Qualified Privilege
202(5)
Neutral Reportage
207(1)
Abuse of Privilege
208(2)
Summary
210(1)
Protection of Opinion
210(7)
Rhetorical Hyperbole
210(1)
The First Amendment
211(4)
Fair Comment and Criticism
215(2)
Summary
217(1)
Defenses and Damages
217(6)
Consent
217(1)
Right of Reply
218(1)
Damages
219(2)
Retraction Statutes
221(2)
Summary
223(1)
Criminal Libel
223(2)
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
225(3)
Summary
227(1)
Bibliography
228(1)
Invasion of Privacy: Appropriation and Intrusion
229(36)
The Right to Privacy
230(3)
The Growth of Privacy Law
230(3)
Privacy and the Internet
233(1)
Appropriation
233(18)
Use of Name or Likeness
235(5)
Advertising and Trade Purposes
240(2)
News and Information Exception
242(1)
Other Exceptions
243(3)
Consent as a Defense
246(4)
Life after Death
250(1)
Summary
250(1)
Intrusion
251(12)
Intrusion and the Internet
251(5)
Intrusion and the Press
256(1)
No Privacy in Public
257(2)
The Use of Hidden Recording Devices
259(2)
Intrusion and the Publication of Information Obtained Illegally
261(1)
Summary
262(1)
Bibliography
263(2)
Invasion of Privacy: Publication of Private Information and False Light
265(28)
Publicity about Private Facts
266(17)
Publicity
267(1)
Private Facts
267(5)
Offensive Material
272(2)
Legitimate Public Concern
274(5)
Recounting the Past
279(2)
Private Facts on the Internet
281(2)
Summary
283(1)
False Light Privacy
283(7)
Fictionalization
284(2)
Other Falsehoods
286(1)
Highly Offensive Material
287(1)
The Fault Requirement
288(2)
Summary
290(1)
Bibliography
290(3)
Gathering Information: Records and Meetings
293(54)
News Gathering and the Law
294(14)
The Constitution and News Gathering
295(13)
Summary
308(1)
The Freedom of Information Act
308(25)
Applying the Law
309(2)
FOIA and Electronic Communication
311(2)
Agency Records
313(3)
FOIA Exemptions
316(13)
Handling FOIA Requests
329(3)
Federal Open-Meetings Law
332(1)
Summary
333(1)
State Laws on Meetings and Records
333(6)
State Open-Meetings Laws
334(3)
State Open-Records Laws
337(1)
The Privatization of Public Government
338(1)
Summary
339(1)
Laws that Restrict Access to Information
339(4)
School Records
339(1)
The Federal Privacy Law
340(1)
Criminal History Privacy Laws
341(1)
State Statutes that Limit Access to Information
342(1)
Summary
343(1)
Bibliography
343(4)
Protection of News Sources/Contempt Power
347(40)
News and News Sources
349(7)
The Failure to Keep a Promise
354(2)
Constitutional Protection of News Sources
356(13)
Lower-Court Rulings
358(6)
Anonymity and the Internet
364(1)
Nonconfidential Information and Waiver of the Privilege
365(1)
Who Is a Journalist?
366(1)
Telephone Records
367(1)
Summary
368(1)
Legislative and Executive Protection of News Sources
369(8)
Shield Laws
369(3)
Federal Guidelines
372(1)
Telephone Records
373(1)
Newsroom Searches
373(3)
How to Respond to a Subpoena
376(1)
Summary
376(1)
The Contempt Power
377(8)
History of Contempt
377(1)
Kinds of Contempt
378(2)
Limitations on Contempt Power
380(4)
Collateral Bar Rule
384(1)
Summary
385(1)
Bibliography
385(2)
Free Press/Fair Trial: Trial Level Remedies and Restrictive Orders
387(24)
Prejudicial Crime Reporting
388(3)
Impact on Jurors
389(1)
The Law and Prejudicial News
390(1)
Summary
391(1)
Traditional Judicial Remedies
391(6)
Voir Dire
392(2)
Change of Venue
394(1)
Continuance
395(1)
Admonition to the Jury
395(1)
Sequestration of the Jury
396(1)
Summary
397(1)
Restrictive Orders to Control Publicity
397(11)
Restrictive Orders Aimed at the Press
399(5)
Restrictive Orders Aimed at Trial Participants
404(4)
Summary
408(1)
Bibliography
408(3)
Free Press/Fair Trial: Closed Judicial Proceedings
411(24)
Closes Proceedings and Sealed Documents
412(19)
Access to Trials
412(3)
Closure of Other Hearings and Documents
415(3)
Presumptively Open Hearings
418(3)
Presumptively Open Documents
421(4)
Access and the Broadcast Journalist
425(2)
Recording and Televising Judicial Proceedings
427(4)
Summary
431(1)
Bench-Bar-Press Guidelines
431(2)
Summary
432(1)
Bibliography
433(2)
Regulation of Obscene and Other Erotic Material
435(32)
The Law of Obscenity
436(4)
Early Obscenity Law
438(1)
Defining Obscenity
439(1)
Summary
439(1)
Contemporary Obscenity Law
440(9)
The Miller Test
440(4)
Other Standards
444(4)
Summary
448(1)
Controlling Obscenity
449(4)
Postal Censorship
451(1)
Film Censorship
451(1)
Summary
452(1)
Regulation of Nonobscene Erotic Material
453(12)
Zoning Laws
453(3)
Attacks on the Arts
456(3)
Erotic Materials in Cyberspace
459(3)
Software Filters and the First Amendment
462(2)
Summary
464(1)
Bibliography
465(2)
Copyright
467(48)
Immaterial Property Law
468(5)
Patents
468(1)
Trademarks
468(4)
Plagiarism
472(1)
Roots of the Law
473(10)
What May Be Copyrighted
474(3)
Telephone Books and Databases
477(2)
News Events
479(1)
Misappropriation
480(1)
Duration of Copyright Protection
481(1)
Summary
482(1)
Fair Use
483(12)
Purpose and Character of Use
484(3)
Nature of the Copyrighted Work
487(2)
Amount of a Work Used
489(3)
Effect of Use on Market
492(2)
Application of the Criteria
494(1)
Summary
495(1)
Copyright Protection and Infringement
495(13)
Copyright Notice
497(1)
Registration
498(1)
Infringement
498(7)
Copyright Infringement and the Internet
505(3)
Summary
508(1)
Free-Lancing and Copyright
508(3)
Damages
511(1)
Bibliography
511(4)
Regulation of Advertising
515(36)
Advertising and the First Amendment
516(6)
Commercial Speech Doctrine
518(4)
Summary
522(1)
The Regulation of Advertising
522(7)
Self-Regulation
522(1)
Lawsuits by Competitors and Consumers
523(3)
State and Local Laws
526(1)
Federal Regulation
527(1)
Summary
528(1)
Federal Trade Commission
529(12)
False Advertising Defined
530(4)
Means to Police Deceptive Advertising
534(7)
Summary
541(1)
The Regulatory Process
541(7)
Procedures
542(1)
Special Cases of Deceptive Advertising
542(3)
Defenses
545(1)
Advertising Agency/Publisher Liability
546(1)
Summary
547(1)
Bibliography
548(3)
Telecommunications Regulation
551(40)
History of Regulation
552(1)
The Changing Philosophy of Broadcast Regulation
553(2)
Summary
555(1)
Basic Broadcast Regulation
555(7)
Federal Communications Commission
555(2)
Licensing
557(4)
Summary
561(1)
Regulation of Program Content
562(6)
Sanctions
562(1)
Regulation of Children's Programming
563(1)
Obscure or Indecent Material
564(2)
Violence on Television
566(2)
Summary
568(1)
Regulation of Political Programming
568(9)
Candidate Access Rule
569(2)
Equal Opportunity/Equal Time Rule
571(6)
Summary
577(1)
News and Public Affairs
577(4)
The First Amendment
579(1)
Summary
580(1)
Regulation of New Technology
581(7)
Cable Television
581(1)
Federal Legislation Regulating Cable Television
581(7)
Summary
588(1)
Bibliography
588(3)
Glossary 591
Table of Cases 1(16)
Index 17


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