Law of Public Communication, 2007 Update Edition / Edition 7

Law of Public Communication, 2007 Update Edition / Edition 7

by Kent R. Middleton, William E. Lee, WIlliam E. Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205484689

ISBN-13: 9780205484683

Pub. Date: 08/11/2006

Publisher: Pearson

Focusing on the implications of the law for practitioners, this annually updated book, The Law of Public Communication, examines legal issues affecting journalism, political and commercial speech, and electronic media.

The Seventh Edition of this top-selling media law book includes the most current information explaining the law as it

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Overview

Focusing on the implications of the law for practitioners, this annually updated book, The Law of Public Communication, examines legal issues affecting journalism, political and commercial speech, and electronic media.

The Seventh Edition of this top-selling media law book includes the most current information 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 people studying law for the first time, the authors ensure that the reader will acquire a firm grasp of the legal issues affecting the media.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205484683
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/11/2006
Edition description:
2007 Update Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Public Communication and the Law.

The Sources of Law.

The Courts.

The Litigation Process: Civil and Criminal.

Working with the Law.

Limitations of Law.

2. The First Amendment.

Theory of Freedom of Expression.

Regulating Expression.

Tests.

Scope of the First Amendment: The Hierarchy of Protected Expression.

Who Is Protected?

3. Methods of Control.

Prior Restraints and Postpublication Punishment.

Content-Neutral Regulations.

4. Libel.

Libel Terminology.

The Plaintiff.

The Plaintiff's Burden of Proof.

The Defendant's Case.

Preventing Libel Suits.

Ideas for Reform.

5. Privacy and Personal Security.

Private Facts.

Intrusion and Trespass.

False Light.

Commercialization.

Emotional Distress and Personal Injury.

6. Intellectual Property.

Copyright.

Unfair Competition.

7. Political Speech.

Referenda and Other Public Issues.

Elections.

Regulation of Political Candidate Broadcast Programming.

Regulation of Public Issues: The Fairness Doctrine.

Lobbying: The Right to Petition.

8. Advertising.

First Amendment and Advertising.

Unfair and Deceptive Advertising.

Federal Remedies.

Other Federal Regulations.

Media's Right to Refuse Advertising.

Self-Regulation.

Securities Transactions

9. Obscenity and Indecency.

Obscenity.

Indecency.

Violent Pornography.

Controlling Non-Obscene Sexual Expression.

10. The Media and the Judiciary.

Defining Jury Bias.

Remedies for Prejudicial Publicity.

Controlling Conduct in Court.

Controlling Prejudicial Publicity.

Voluntary Cooperation.

Contempt Power.

11. Protection of News Sources, Notes, and Tape.

Protection Under the Common Law.

Protection Under the First Amendment.

Protection Under State Statutes.

Protection Under Federal Statutes and Regulations.

Congressional Authority.

Search Warrants.

Breaching Confidentiality.

12. Access to Information.

Access and the Constitution.

Access to Events.

Access to Records.

Access to Meetings.

Obtaining Access: A Final Word.

Appendix A: Finding and Reading the Law.

Appendix B: The First Fourteen Amendments to the Constitution.

Glossary.

Case Index.

Subject Index.

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