Mass Media Law 2009/2010 Edition

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  • Edition: 16th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-08
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This current and comprehensive market-leading textbook addresses the most relevant and important aspects of mass media law in the United States, stretching from the history and adoption of the First Amendment to the most recent judicial opinions, statutory enactments and regulatory controversies affecting speech across the print, broadcast, cable and Internet media. From the laws of libel and privacy to the regulation of advertising and telecommunications,Mass Media Law 2009/2010examines timely issues that are shaping the United States' legal system and the future of media content. The new edition has been streamlined to include new opinions 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.

Table of Contents

The American Legal System
The First Amendment: The Meaning of Freedom
The First Amendment: Contemporary Problems
Libel: Establishing a Case
Libel: Proof of Fault
Libel: Defenses and Damages
Invasion of Privacy: Appropriation and Intrusion
Invasion of Privacy: Publication of Private Information and False Light
Gathering Information: Records and Meetings
Protection of News Sources/Contempt Power
Free Press/Fair Trial: Trial Level Remedies and Restrictive Orders
Free Press/Fair Trial: Closed Judicial Proceedings
Regulation of Obscene and Other Erotic Material
Regulation of Advertising
Telecommunications Regulation
Table of Cases
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