The Law of Public Communication, 2008 Update Edition

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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An annually updated book,The Law of Public Communicationsexplains the law and regulation affecting practitioners of journalism, political and commercial speech, and the electronic media. The seventh edition of this top-selling media law book includes the most current legal developments affecting the daily work of writers, broadcasters, advertisers, cable operators, Internet service providers, public relations practitioners, photographers, and other public communicators. By presenting statutes and cases in a cohesive manner that is understandable, the authors ensure that the reader will acquire a firm grasp of the legal issues affecting the media.

Table of Contents

Public Communication and the Law
The Sources of Law
The Courts
The Litigation Process: Civil and Criminal
Working with the Law
Limitations of Law
The First Amendment
Theory of Freedom of Expression
Regulating Expression
Scope of the First Amendment: The Hierarchy of Protected Expression
Who Is Protected?
Methods of Control
Prior Restraints and Postpublication Punishment
Content-Neutral Regulations
Libel Terminology
The Plaintiff
The Plaintiffrsquo;s Burden of Proof
The Defendantrsquo;s Case
Preventing Libel Suits
Ideas for Reform
Privacy and Personal Security
Private Facts
Intrusion and Trespass
False Light
Emotional Distress and Personal Injury
Intellectual Property
Unfair Competition
Political Speech
Referenda and Other Public Issues
Regulation of Political Candidate Broadcast Programming
Regulation of Public Issue Programming: The Fairness Doctrine
Lobbying: The Right to Petition
Commercial Speech
First Amendment and Advertising
Unfair and Deceptive Advertising
Federal Remedies
Other Federal Regulations
Mediarsquo;s Right to Refuse Advertising
Securities Transactions
Obscenity and Indecency
Violent Pornography
Controlling Nonobscene
Sexual Expression
The Media and the Judiciary
Defining Jury Bias
Remedies for Prejudicial Publicity
Controlling Conduct in Court
Controlling Prejudicial Publicity
Voluntary Cooperation
Contempt Power
Protection of News Sources, Notes, and Tape
Protection under the Common Law
Protection under the First Amendment
Protection under State Statutes
Protection under Federal Statutes and Regulations
Congressional Authority
Search Warrants
Breaching Confidential
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