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Law in a Nutshell: Mass Communication Law

Edition: 6th ed., 2007
Author(s): Carter, Dee, Gaynes, Zuchman


SKU: 50019



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The expert authors of Law in a Nutshell: Mass Communication Law discuss the First Amendment in detail, as well as defamation and mass communication. This book includes a completely new chapter on Internet law, covering issues such as indecency, Web sites with bomb recipes, defamation and anonymous postings, blocking cookies, encryption, spamming, copyright infringement, domain names and convergence. Further highlights include recent Supreme Court rulings on “ride-along” cases, nude dancing, and commercial speech, covering issues such as banning advertising for lawful but harmful products such as tobacco. There is also an expanded discussion of journalists’ access to courtroom proceeding and judicial documents.

Features and Benefits:
Timesaving reference tool;
Overviews mass communication law;
Outlines role of FCC;
Discusses cable and new technologies;
Answer exam questions quickly and accurately.

Table of Contents includes:
The First Amendment in Perspective;
Defamation and Mass Communication;
Privacy and the Mass Media;
Restraint of Obscene Expression;
Restraint of the Press for Purposes of National Security;
The Free Press-Fair Trial Conflict;
Freedom to Gather News and Information;
Newspersons' Privilege, Subpoenas, Contempt Citations and Searches and Seizures;
Regulation of Commercial Speech;
The Federal Communications Commission-What It Does and Does Not Do;
FCC Control of Broadcast Operations;
Cable and New Technologies.

Don't let their small size fool you: West's Law in a Nutshell series represents the depth and breadth of the law in over a hundred different areas. Nutshells have a loyal following who swear by their succinct and easy to understand treatment of the law, and this particular title is a great illustration that learning the law doesn't have to be dry and confusing.


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Format Paperback
Author Carter, Dee, Gaynes, Zuchman
ISBN 9780314160201
Edition 6th ed., 2007
Publisher West