3rd Edition

Communication Law
Practical Applications in the Digital Age

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after November 30, 2021
ISBN 9780367546694
November 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
512 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

USD $120.00

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Book Description

This fully revised third edition brings a fresh approach to the fundamentals of mass media and communication law in a presentation that undergraduate students find engaging and accessible.

Designed for students of communication that are new to law, this volume presents key principles and emphasizes the impact of timely, landmark cases on today’s media world, providing an applied learning experience. This new edition offers expanded coverage of digital media law and social media, a wealth of new case studies, expanded discussions of current political, social, and cultural issues, and new features focused on ethical considerations and on international comparative law.

Communication Law serves as a core textbook for undergraduate courses in communication and mass media law.

Online resources for instructors, including an Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint slides, are available at: www.routledge.com/9780367546694

Table of Contents

1. Sources of Law and Systems of Justice

2. First Amendment in Principle and Practice

3. Sedition and Censorship

4. Forums of Freedom

5. Libel

6. Privacy

7. Intellectual Property

8. Broadcasting and Telecommunications

9. Digital Media Law

10. Obscenity and Indecency

11. Advertising Law

12. Media Business Law

13. Media and Courts

14. Freedom of Access

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Dom Caristi is a Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University, USA.

William R. Davie is a Professor of Communication at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA.

Laurie Thomas Lee is a Professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.