Communication Law in America / Edition 3

Communication Law in America / Edition 3

by Paul Siegel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1442209380

ISBN-13: 9781442209381

Pub. Date: 05/16/2011

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Updated with fresh examples throughout, the extensively illustrated third edition of Paul Siegel's Communication Law in America is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow overview of the complicated ways in which U.S. law determines who may say what to (and about) whom. Beginning with a clear explanation of the structure and history of the U.S. legal system, Siegel looks

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Updated with fresh examples throughout, the extensively illustrated third edition of Paul Siegel's Communication Law in America is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow overview of the complicated ways in which U.S. law determines who may say what to (and about) whom. Beginning with a clear explanation of the structure and history of the U.S. legal system, Siegel looks at how and why this country has come to place value on the freedom of speech, perhaps above other, sometimes_competing freedoms. He covers the key legal concerns affecting media today, including First Amendment principles, common laws, constitutional considerations, libel laws, invasion of privacy, copyright and trademark, access to government information, covering the judiciary, protecting news sources, advertising, sexual messages and obscenity laws, broadcast regulations, the Internet, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442209381
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/16/2011
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
526
Sales rank:
529,165
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introducing the American Legal System
Chapter 2 The Development of Freedom of Speech
Chapter 3 Defamation: Common Law Elements
Chapter 4 Defamation: First Amendment Limitations
Chapter 5 Invasions of Privacy
Chapter 6 Copyright and Trademark
Chapter 7 Access to Information
Chapter 8 Reporting on the Judiciary
Chapter 9 Protecting News Sources
Chapter 10 Regulation of Advertising
Chapter 11 Sexually Oriented Speech
Chapter 12 Broadcast, Cable, and Satellite TV Regulation
Chapter 13 Communication Law and the Internet
14 Glossary
15 Case Index

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