Digital Media Law / Edition 2

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Overview

Covering the latest legal updates and rulings, the second edition of Digital Media Law presents a comprehensive introduction to all the critical issues surrounding media law.

  • Provides a solid foundation in media law
  • Illustrates how digitization and globalization are constantly shifting the legal landscape
  • Utilizes current and relevant examples to illustrate key concepts
  • Revised section on legal research covers how and where to find the law
  • Updated with new rulings relating to corporate political speech, student speech, indecency and Net neutrality, restrictions on libel tourism, cases filed against U.S. information providers, WikiLeaks and shield laws, file sharing, privacy issues, sexting, cyber-stalking, and many others
  • An accompanying website is regularly updated with new rulings, access to slip opinions and other supplementary material.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The author shows a unique capacity to clarify and illuminate, without over-simplification. Packard has provided a valuable introduction to US media law." (Journal of Media Law, February 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118290729
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 573,569
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ashley Packard is Professor of Communication and Digital Media Studies at the University of Houston, Clear Lake. She is the author of The Borders of Free Expression (2009) and is a peer reviewer for Communication Law and Policy.

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Table of Contents

Detailed Contents vi

List of Sidebars ix

Preface x

Acknowledgments xii

1. Introduction to the Legal System 1

2. Freedom of Expression 21

3. Telecommunications Regulation 47

4. Internet Regulation 75

5. Confl ict of Laws 103

6. Information Gathering 127

7. Intellectual Property: Copyright 161

8. Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets 199

9. Defamation 227

10. Invasion of Privacy 257

11. Sex and Violence 303

12. Commercial Speech and Antitrust Law 333

Appendix: How to Find the Law 367

Glossary 371

Table of Cases 378

Index 387

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