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
Copyright, Music Rights, and Trademark
Privacy and the Electronic Media
Right of Publicity
Defamation: Libel and the Media
Free Press-Fair Trial: A Conflict of Rights
Issues in Information Gathering
Communications Regulation: New Technologies and the Internet
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.