Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media / Edition 2

Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media / Edition 2

by John D. Zelezny
     
 

ISBN-10: 053451264X

ISBN-13: 9780534512644

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Wadsworth

Personal injury lawsuits against the media...invasion of privacy...copyright and trademark law...corporate and government speech...music licensing...unfair competition. These and other topics are covered fully in John Zelezny's "survival kit" for anyone who works in media. Throughout, Zelezny passes on to the reader a deep appreciation for the liberties provided by a…  See more details below

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Personal injury lawsuits against the media...invasion of privacy...copyright and trademark law...corporate and government speech...music licensing...unfair competition. These and other topics are covered fully in John Zelezny's "survival kit" for anyone who works in media. Throughout, Zelezny passes on to the reader a deep appreciation for the liberties provided by a tradition of free speech but zeros in on the restraints imposed by the most significant and current legal rules and principles. Diagrams, boxed inserts, photographs, sample documents, and other graphics are used throughout this dynamic presentation. Hypothetical puzzles begin each chapter to engage readers and serve as a springboard into the material. Case excerpts in most chapters show readers the legal process at work. Many practical tips, references to communications contracts, and descriptions of common professional practices show how the law actually affects daily life in the media industries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534512644
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Mass Communication Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.59(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The U.S. Legal System1
Ch. 2The First Amendment29
Ch. 3Risks to Public Safety71
Ch. 4Damage to Reputation99
Ch. 5Privacy and Peace of Mind153
Ch. 6Gaining Access194
Ch. 7Media and the Justice System228
Ch. 8Creative Property274
Ch. 9Corporate and Government Speech324
Ch. 10Commercial Speech354
Ch. 11Broadcast and Cable TV392
Ch. 12Obscenity and Indecency441
Ch. 13Cyberspace481
Appendix AThe Bill of Rights to the Constitution of The United States of America503
Appendix BThe Uniform Correction or Clarification of Defamation Act505
Appendix CCodes of Ethics510
Glossary of Legal Terms514
Case Index525
Subject Index529

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