Presenting discussions of major media law cases, this text contains a balance of case studies, analysis and narrative. The fourth edition reflects events that have occurred in the communication industry such as The Telecommunications Act of 1996, new efforts at libel law reform, and the first sign of cyberspace maturation litigation. Chapters have been updated to include more information in the areas of libel, obscenity and the Internet. The book provides a grounding in constitutional, statutory, administrative and common law as it applies to communications media. Each chapter ends with a discussion of ethics. Chapters new to this edition include: electronic media; defamation - constitutional foundations; advertising; and copywright and trademark.
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Gives students a solid grounding in constitutional, statutory, administrative and common law as it applies to communications media.
A student friendly, story telling approach uses cases to illustrate principles and predict change. High interest examples draw students into the world of media law by offering fascinating insights into the lives of the people who take part in the system.
Real world view of libel litigation tells students what happens in a libel case and why (See chapters 4 and 5).
Practical, hand book approach to information moves from a more abstract discussion of the freedom of information to specific problems in journalistic access (Ch. 9).
Each chapter ends with a discussion of ethics that asks not, Is it legal? but, Is it right?
NEW chapter 1 ˘The Legal Systems÷, formerly the Introduction, helps students understand the various types of law. A new section on criminal and civil procedure has been added.
NEW chapter 13, ˘Electronic Media÷, focuses on the issues that are unique to broadcast, cable, and computer networks such as the licensing of broadcasters, the emerging competition among phone companies and cable, and the impact of federal legislation, including the Telecommunication Act of 1996.l
Chapter 4 ˘Defamation: Common Law Foundations÷, and Chapter 5: ˘Defamation: Constitutional Foundations÷ have been updated and restructured to include new material including the 1995 Stratton Oakmont v. Prodigy case. Students are also introduced to the Uniform Correction or Clarification Act.
Chapter 11, ˘Advertising÷, includes new material on advertising by professionals including Supreme Court decisions such as Ibanes v. Florida and Rubin v. Coors Brewing Co.
Material in Chapter 12 ˘Copyright and Trademark÷ has been revised to include the issues that are surrounding the Internet as creators try to protect proprietary rights to data and software.
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