International Libel and Privacy Handbook: A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers / Edition 2

International Libel and Privacy Handbook: A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers / Edition 2

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International Libel and Privacy Handbook: A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers / Edition 2

An indispensable survival guide for anyone in the media industry and the lawyers who serve them

Especially now, in an age of instant global access through digital media, it is vitally important that journalists, authors and publishers, as well as the lawyers who serve them, be fully up on the laws governing media, worldwide. The ultimate resource for all the media content providers and purveyors, this fully updated and expanded Third Edition of the critically-acclaimed handbook offers you instant access to relevant libel and privacy laws and important legal rulings in the Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. It clearly and concisely explains risks publishers should know about prior to publication, steps they can take in order to avoid legal conflicts, and legal defences available to them in the event of a claim.

  • Offers nation-by-nation summaries of libel and privacy law written by local practitioners in an easy-to-use reference format
  • Expanded to include coverage of important emerging territories—Mexico, Israel, and Argentina, et al—as well as the latest libel and privacy rulings
  • Features new chapters on emerging media markets—including Israel, Mexico, Argentina, Jordan, and others—as well as valuable updates to the Middle East section
  • Provides updates on all major media markets and nations, along with coverage of changes in libel laws in key jurisdictions, including Australia, the UK, Hungary and Germany

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576603246
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Bloomberg Financial Series , #37
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword (Matthew Winkler).


Preface: Understanding Media Law in the Global Context.

About the Editor.

About the Contributors.

Introduction: How to Use This Book.


1 Brazil (Laura Fragomeni and Paula Mena Barreto, Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão; Eduardo de Moraes, Evaristo de Moraes).

2 Canada (Brian MacLeod Rogers).

3 United States (Thomas H. Golden and Stephen B. Vogel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP).


4 Australia (Peter Bartlett, Minter Ellison).

5 China (Vincent Wang and Edward J. Davis with Monica Pa, Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP).

6 Hong Kong (Edward J. Davis, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP with Doreen Weisenhaus and Rick Glofcheski, University of Hong Kong).

7 India (Janmejay Rai, Phillip Ninan, and Jayne Kuriakose, Kochhar & Co.).

8 Japan (Yoshio Iteya, Tomoya Fujimoto, and Akira Marumo, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto).

9 Korea (D. S. Choi, Christina Lee, and J. H. Kim, Kim & Chang).

10 Malaysia (H. R. Dipendra, Tengku Hishamudin Ram Dipendra).

11 The Middle East (Charles J. Glasser Jr., Bloomberg News with Ava Macalpin, Princeton University).

12 Singapore (Tay Peng Cheng, Wong Partnership LLP).

13 Thailand (Sinfah Tunsarawuth, Attorney at Law).


14 Belgium (Steven De Schrijver, Van Bael & Bellis).

15 England and Wales (Mark Stephens, Finer Stephens Innocent).

16 France (Dominique Mondoloni, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP).

17 Germany (Jan Hegemann and Slade R. Metcalf, Hogan & Hartson LLP).

18 Italy (Iacopo Destry and Marco Consonni, Dewey LeBoeuf LLP).

19 Netherlands (Jens P. van den Brink, Kennedy Van der Laan).

20 Poland (Charles J. Glasser Jr., Bloomberg News).

21 Russian Federation (Nellie Alexandrova, Anna Otkina, Ekaterina Petrova, and Anton Pushin, Denton Wilde Sapte).

22 Spain (Almudena Arpón de Mendívil, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo).

23 Switzerland (Rolf Auf der Maur, VISCHER).


I. Special Issues for Book Publishers (Slade R. Metcalf, Hogan & Hartson LLP).

II. Shooting Stars: Privacy Claims in the UK (Amber Melville-Brown, David Price Solicitors & Advocates).

III. Cross-Reference Chart (Charles J. Glasser Jr., Bloomberg News).

IV. Recommended Reading.


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