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Law of Public Communication-2005 Edition - 6th edition

Law of Public Communication-2005 Edition (ISBN10: 0205418937; ISBN13: 9780205418930)
ISBN13: 978-0205418930
ISBN10: 0205418937

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 2005 Edition of this top-selling media law text includes the most current information available, explaining the law as it applies to the daily work of writers, broadcasters, advertisers, cable operators, Internet service providers, public relations practitioners, photogra
phers, 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. Features
  • Provides comprehensive and current information on the rapidly evolving field of communication law in a paperback format, updated annually.
  • Includes extensive but unobtrusive footnotes to document the research on which assertions are based and to suggest further reading for students.
  • Reflects the swift and dynamic emergence of electronic communication--including such issues as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and The Electronic Freedom of Information Act--to keep students abreast of key material in this growing area of media law.
  • Covers the emerging legal area of political speech, particularly as it relates to corporations, which speaks directly to the growing college enrollment of public relations majors (Ch. 7).
  • Offers a way to receive updated material on decisions handed down after the text's publication--the Companion Website at www.ablongman.com/middleton6e will be updated periodically to ensure that both students and instructors have information about and the authors' analysis of key rulings.
  • Integrates material on the law and regulation of electronic content into several chapters, instead of covering it in a separate chapter, so students can readily compare print and electronic media.
  • Includes a chapter on methods of regulation discussing licensing and comparing the First Amendment limits on government power to license newspapers with the more expansive authority to license broadcasting (Ch. 3).
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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 2005 Edition of this top-selling media law text includes the most current information available, 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. Features
  • Provides comprehensive and current information on the rapidly evolving field of communication law in a paperback format, updated annually.
  • Includes extensive but unobtrusive footnotes to document the research on which assertions are based and to suggest further reading for students.
  • Reflects the swift and dynamic emergence of electronic communication--including such issues as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and The Electronic Freedom of Information Act--to keep students abreast of key material in this growing area of media law.
  • Covers the emerging legal area of political speech, particularly as it relates to corporations, which speaks directly to the growing college enrollment of public relations majors (Ch. 7).
  • Offers a way to receive updated material on decisions handed down after the text's publication--the Companion Website at www.ablongman.com/middleton6e will be updated periodically to ensure that both students and instructors have information about and the authors' analysis of key rulings.
  • Integrates material on the law and regulation of electronic content into several chapters, instead of covering it in a separate chapter, so students can readily compare print and electronic media.
  • Includes a chapter on methods of regulation discussing licensing and comparing the First Amendment limits on government power to license newspapers with the more expansive authority to license broadcasting (Ch. 3).
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Edition/Copyright: 6TH 05
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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