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6th Edition

Electronic Media Law and Regulation

ISBN 9780415518093
Published July 18, 2013 by Routledge
392 Pages

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Book Description

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 professsionals 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.

This sixth edition provides annotated cases with margin notes, and new chapters address such timely issues as media ownership, freedom of information, entertainment rights, and cyber law.   


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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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.