Mass Communication Law

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1989-09-01
  • Publisher: West Group

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This text provides a comprehensive survey of media law. It is the original modern casebook in mass communication law, emphasizing learning of law principles and precedents directly from the writings of courts and administrative agencies.

Table of Contents

The History and Rationale of the First Amendment
First Amendment Methodology
Categories of Expression and the Scope of First Amendment Protection
Libel and the Mass Media
Privacy and the Press
Newsgathering Rights
Freedom of Information: Access to News of Government
Public Access to the Media
Business Issues
Selected Problems of Media Law
The Regulation of Broadcasting: Some Problems of Law, Technology and Policy
Legal Controls on Political and Public Issue Broadcasting
Regulating Obscenity and Indecency in Broadcasting Before the FCC and the Federal Courts
Regulatory and First Amendment Issues in Cable Television
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