Mass Media Law, 2007/2008 Edition with PowerWeb

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  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-05-03
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This market-leading text discusses the most relevant mass media legal decisions, from the Constitution to the most recent Supreme Court sessions, in relation to their relevance to modern American law. From the Internet to political advertising laws,Mass Media Lawexamines the current issues that are shaping the United States' legal system. Known for its clear explanations and its consistent pedagogy, the text includes mid-chapter summaries, a table of cases, a separate additional table of contents for Internet-related cases and issues, and more. The new edition has been heavily revised to include many new cases and updated coverage of important current media law concerns, including the right of reporters to protect their sources, censorship problems related to terrorism, file sharing, and the law of privacy and ethics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The American Legal System

Chapter 2. The First Amendment: The Meaning of Freedom

Chapter 3. The First Amendment: Contemporary Problems

Chapter 4. Libel: Establishing a Case

Chapter 5. Libel: Proof of Fault

Chapter 6. Libel: Defenses and Damages

Chapter 7. Invasion of Privacy: Appropriation and Intrusion

Chapter 8. Invasion of Privacy: Publication of Private Information and False Light

Chapter 9. Gathering Information: Records and Meetings

Chapter 10. Protection of News Sources/Contempt Power

Chapter 11. Free Press/Fair Trial: Trial Level Remedies and Restrictive Orders

Chapter 12. Free Press/Fair Trial: Closed Judicial Proceedings

Chapter 13. Regulation of Obscene and Other Erotic Material

Chapter 14. Copyright

Chapter 15. Regulation of Advertising

Chapter 16. Telecommunications Regulation


Internet Appendix

Table of Cases


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