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Law of Public Communication - 2007 Update

Law of Public Communication - 2007 Update - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0205484683

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ISBN13: 978-0205484683
ISBN10: 0205484689
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Edition: REV 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2007
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Law of Public Communication - 2007 Update - REV 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205484683

Kent R. Middleton and William E. Lee

ISBN13: 978-0205484683
ISBN10: 0205484689
Cover type:
Edition: REV 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Focusing on the implications of the law for practitioners, this annually updated text examines legal issues affecting journalism, political and commercial speech, and electronic media. The 2006 Edition of this top-selling media law text includes the most current information explaining the law as it applies to the daily work of writers, broadcasters, advertisers, cable operators, Internet service providers, public relations practitioners, photographers, and other public communicators. By presenting statutes and cases in a cohesive manner that is understandable, even to students studying law for the first time, the authors ensure that students will acquire a firm grasp of the legal issues affecting the media.


New to the 2006 Edition

  • Reviews recent broadcast indecency and profanity developments, including the Super Bowl case, the Saving Private Ryan case, and consent decrees involving the Viacom, Emmis, and Clear Channel broadcasting groups.
  • Covers recent Supreme Court cases, including: Johanns v. Livestock Marketing Association, in which the Supreme Court upheld government-mandated assessments on beef producers to fund generic advertising; Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union II, a challenge to the Child Online Protection Act; and Tory v. Cochran, in which the Supreme Court vacated an injunction against picketing.
  • Reviews new challenges to freedom of the college press.
  • Discusses the Colorado Supreme Court ruling prohibiting media publication of intimate information about Kobe Bryant's accuser.
  • Includes new cases regarding the confidentiality of reporters' telephone records and sources.
  • Anticipates the SupremeCourt's ruling in the Grokster copyright litigation.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Public communication and the law
Ch. 2. The first amendment
Ch. 3. Methods of control
Ch. 4. Libel
Ch. 5. Privacy and personal security
Ch. 6. Intellectual property
Ch. 7. Political speech
Ch. 8. Commercial speech
Ch. 9. Obscenity and indecency
Ch. 10. The media and the judiciary
Ch. 11. Protection of news sources, notes, and tape
Ch. 12. Access to information
App. A Finding and reading the law
App. B The first fourteen amendments to the Constitution

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