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Electronic Media Law and Regulation / Edition 5

Electronic Media Law and Regulation / Edition 5

by Kenneth C. CreechKenneth C. Creech
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Electronic Media Law and Regulation is a case-based law text that provides students with direct access to case law as well as the context in which to understand its meaning and impact. The text overviews the major legal and regulatory issues facing broadcasting, cable, and developing media in today's industry. Presenting information from major cases, rules, regulations, and legal documents in a concise and readable form, this book helps current and prospective media professionals understand the complex realm of law and regulation. Students will learn how to avoid common legal pitfalls and anticipate situations that may have potential legal consequences.

The fifth edition provides updates regarding recent developments in media law, FCC policies and developing technologies, and reviews all new cases, decisions and legislation affecting the conduct of media professionals and businesses.   

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780240808413
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/02/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

About the Author

Kenneth C. Creech, PhD, is Fairbanks Professor and Department Head of Media Arts at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. He was general manager of WTBU-TV for 12 years, and has worked in both commercial and public broadcasting. His professional experience includes broadcast journalism, management, creative, and consulting positions.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Legal System

Interpreting the First Amendment

The Rationale of Broadcast Regulation

The Rationale of Cable and Satellite J(DSS) Television Regulation

Regulation of Electronic Media Content

Regulation of Commercial Practices

Media Ownership

Copyright, Music Rights, and Trademark

Privacy and the Electronic Media

Right of Publicity

Press-Trial Issues

Defamation: Libel and the Media

Free Press-Fair Trial: A Conflict of Rights

Issues in Information Gathering

Communications Regulation: New Technologies and the Internet

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