ISBN-10:
0495794171
ISBN-13:
9780495794172
Pub. Date:
01/04/2010
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media / Edition 6

Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media / Edition 6

by John D. Zelezny

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Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media / Edition 6

The new edition of COMMUNICATIONS LAW: LIBERTIES, RESTRAINTS, AND THE MODERN MEDIA continues with the reviewer-praised readability, coverage of core topics, and currency that have been its consistent strengths. The author's interesting, hypothetical exercises have been a favorite among users. As in previous editions, the Sixth Edition includes a thorough update of cases and information to keep the book current.

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ISBN-13: 9780495794172
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/04/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 708,585
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John D. Zelezny, an attorney and senior public relations executive, has extensive experience in both academia and the professional world of communications. His varied career began as a small-town newspaper reporter in the 1970s, later encompassed 15 years as a professor of media law and journalism at three West Coast universities, and eventually led to his employment as a corporate executive and strategic communications adviser to CEOs and boards of directors. He is a member of the State Bar of California, and currently serves as senior vice president and chief communications officer for Community Medical Centers in Fresno, Calif. He is a frequent lecturer on communications law and the author of complex First Amendment problems for law-school advocacy competitions. Mr. Zelezny holds degrees from Humboldt State University and the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. About the Author. 1. The U.S. Legal System. 2. The First Amendment. 3. Risks to Public Safety. 4. Damage to Reputation. 5. Invasion of Privacy. 6. Access to Places and Information. 7. Media and the Justice System. 8. Creative Property. 9. The FCC and Broadcast Licensing. 10. Electronic Media Content. 11. Obscenity and Indecency. 12. Commercial Speech. Appendix. Glossary of Legal Terms. Subject Index. Case Index.

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