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2nd Edition

Communication Law
Practical Applications in the Digital Age

ISBN 9781138213456
Published March 14, 2018 by Routledge
466 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Now in its second edition, Communication Law: Practical Applications in the Digital Age is an engaging and accessible text that brings a fresh approach to the fundamentals of mass media law. Designed for students of communication that are new to law, this volume presents its readers with key principles and emphasizes the impact of timely, landmark cases on today’s media world, providing an applied learning experience. This new edition offers a brand new chapter on digital media law, a wealth of new case studies, and expanded discussions of current political, social, and cultural issues.

Table of Contents

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. Digital Media Law
  9. Telecommunications
  10. Broadcast Regulation
  11. Obscenity and Indecency
  12. Advertising Law
  13. Media Business Law
  14. Media and Courts
  15. Freedom of Access
  16. Glossary

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Dom Caristi, Ph.D., is Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University in Indiana. He was a Fulbright professor in Slovenia in 1995 and in Greece in 2009, and has been a visiting professor in Italy with the Kentucky Institute for International Studies and AHA International. A member of the Broadcast Education Association for more than 30 years, he served on the Board of Directors 1997–2002, including a term as its Vice President.


William R. Davie, Ph.D., is Professor of Communication at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is the head of the Mass Communication/Broadcast sequence, and has served as interim department head and graduate program coordinator. He has served as a Fulbright Teaching Scholar to China, and has received the Edward L. Bliss Award for Broadcast Journalism Education.