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Digital Media Law
     

Digital Media Law

by Ashley Packard
 

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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

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.

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118336786
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
842,664
File size:
3 MB

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From the Publisher
"The second edition of Digital Media Law is a welcome update to the field of media law in the U.S., especially for students and teachers who are keen to expand their horizons in the global 21st century."
– Kyu Ho Youm, Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair Professor, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

“Ashley Packard’s new edition of Digital Media Law keeps it on the cutting edge of illuminating the subject in terms of digitalization and internationalization — the driving forces through which students today ever more instinctively understand their lives and their professions.”
– Robert L. Kerr, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

“Ashley Packard’s work on the second edition of Digital Media Law is impressive. The readable text keeps students engaged with recent cases; provides challenging discussion questions; and references Internet resources that encourage critical thinking about legal issues in today’s converging media environment.”
- Nathaniel Frederick II, Winthrop University

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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