The Law of Public Communication, 2009 Update Edition

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Focusing on the implications of the law for practitioners, this annually updated text examines legal issues affecting journalism, political speech, and commercial and electronic media.The first amendment, methods of control, libel, privacy and personal security, intellectual property, political speech, advertising, obscenity and indecency, the media and the judiciary, protection of news sources, and access to information.Introductory communication law.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Public Communication and the Lawp. 1
The Sources of Lawp. 2
The Courtsp. 9
The Litigation Process: Civil and Criminalp. 17
Working with the Lawp. 22
Limitations of Lawp. 24
The First Amendmentp. 25
Theory of Freedom of Expressionp. 26
Regulating Expressionp. 32
Testsp. 40
Scope of the First Amendment: The Hierarchy of Protected Expressionp. 44
Who Is Protected?p. 52
Methods of Controlp. 67
Prior Restraints and Postpublication Punishmentp. 68
Content-Neutral Regulationsp. 87
Libelp. 93
Libel Terminologyp. 95
The Plaintiffp. 97
The Plaintiff's Burden of Proofp. 99
The Defendant's Casep. 149
Preventing Libel Suitsp. 172
Ideas for Reformp. 174
Privacyp. 176
Private Factsp. 178
Intrusion and Trespassp. 187
False Lightp. 204
Commercializationp. 212
Emotional Distress and Personal Injuryp. 223
Intellectual Propertyp. 233
Copyrightp. 235
Copyrightable Worksp. 236
Unfair Competitionp. 271
Political Speechp. 281
Referenda and Other Public Issuesp. 283
Electionsp. 288
Regulation of Political Candidate Broadcast Programmingp. 304
Regulation of Public Issue Programming: The Fairness Doctrinep. 319
Lobbying: The Right to Petitionp. 322
Commercial Speechp. 326
First Amendment and Advertisingp. 328
Unfair and Deceptive Advertisingp. 342
Federal Remediesp. 355
Other Federal Regulationsp. 366
Media's Right to Refuse Advertisingp. 376
Self-Regulationp. 377
Securities Transactionsp. 381
Obscenity and Indecencyp. 399
Obscenityp. 401
Indecencyp. 415
Violent Pornographyp. 436
Controlling Nonobscene Sexual Expressionp. 442
The Media and the Judiciaryp. 454
Defining Jury Biasp. 456
Remedies for Prejudicial Publicityp. 462
Controlling Conduct in Courtp. 468
Controlling Prejudicial Publicityp. 476
Voluntary Cooperationp. 502
Contempt Powerp. 504
Protection of News Sources, Notes, and Tapep. 510
Protection under the Common Lawp. 512
Protection under the First Amendmentp. 513
A Federal Common-Law Privilege?p. 527
Protection under State Statutesp. 528
Protection under Federal Statutes and Regulationsp. 537
Congressional Authorityp. 541
Search Warrantsp. 541
Breaching Confidentialityp. 545
Access to Informationp. 548
Access and the Constitutionp. 550
Access to Eventsp. 555
Access to Recordsp. 560
Access to Meetingsp. 585
Obtaining Access: A Final Wordp. 591
Finding and Reading the Lawp. 593
The First Fourteen Amendments to the Constitutionp. 599
Glossaryp. 602
Case Indexp. 609
Subject Indexp. 617
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