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Media Law for Journalists
     

Media Law for Journalists

by Ursula Smartt
 

ISBN-10: 1412908469

ISBN-13: 9781412908467

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Media Law for Journalists functions as both an introduction and a reference guide to the main legal issues facing U.K. journalists. It is intended as a course textbook for students, first and foremost. However, it is also intended to help keep journalists out of jail and on the right side of the law. The book presumes no prior legal knowledge but covers all the

Overview

Media Law for Journalists functions as both an introduction and a reference guide to the main legal issues facing U.K. journalists. It is intended as a course textbook for students, first and foremost. However, it is also intended to help keep journalists out of jail and on the right side of the law. The book presumes no prior legal knowledge but covers all the relevant areas including: defamation, privacy, contempt of court, freedom of expression, and intellectual property. It also looks at the difference between the English and Scottish legal systems as they pertain to the media.

functions as both an introduction and a reference guide to the main legal issues facing U.K. journalists. It is intended as a course textbook for students, first and foremost. However, it is also intended to help keep journalists out of jail and on the right side of the law. The book presumes no prior legal knowledge but covers all the relevant areas including: defamation, privacy, contempt of court, freedom of expression, and intellectual property. It also looks at the difference between the English and Scottish legal systems as they pertain to the media.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412908467
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.13(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the English and European legal systems
Privacy and Human Rights
Self Regulatory Bodies
Contempt of Court
Juveniles and the Law
Defamation
Intellectual Property
Scottish Legislation

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