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Clear, concise, and timely, MAJOR PRINCIPLES OF MEDIA LAW, 2016 delivers a comprehensive and current summary of media law that is up to date through the 2014-15 Supreme Court term. Revised and completely updated every year, the text includes the most recent additions, developments, and changes in communication law. The 2016 edition is available in August for fall classes, complete with recent developments through July 1 fully integrated into the text -- not added as an appendix or separate supplement. Giving students a more interactive experience with media law topics, insightful "Focus On" sidebars enable them to explore key legal issues in depth, while end-of-chapter "What should I know about my state?" features highlight key issues from their home states. In addition, detailed in-margin definitions of key terms explain even the most complex topics in a way students can easily understand.
- Thoroughly revised and updated, the 2016 edition includes the most current coverage of new and changed laws through the end of the Supreme Court's 2015 term.
- Engaging photos and illustrations also reflect the updated material.
- Key new cases from the Supreme Court's latest term are included throughout.
- "Focus On" sidebars allow students to explore relevant legal issues and court cases in greater depth.
- End-of-chapter "What should I know about my state?" features suggest what students should know about their state law.
- End-of-chapter summaries recap key legal concepts for students to easily review.
- Offering the most current coverage available, MAJOR PRINCIPLES OF MEDIA LAW, 2016 delivers up-to-date developments in communication law through July 1 -- the end of the Supreme Court's term.
- Refined through 27 editions, this proven, authoritative resource is popular with instructors and students alike.
- Comprehensive coverage focuses on topics critical to the study of media law.
- An excellent resource for instructors, the Preface spotlights major changes since the last edition as well as highlights a sample of court cases covered in the text.
- A helpful Table of Cases at the beginning of the text enables instructors and students to easily reference and locate specific cases by name and page number.
- Page margins list key terms and their definitions, ensuring thorough student understanding of even the most complex topics.
2. The Legacy of Freedom.
3. Modern Prior Restraints.
4. Libel and Slander.
5. The Right of Privacy.
6. Copyrights and Trademarks.
7. Fair Trial-Free Press Conflicts.
8. Newsgatherer's Privilege.
9. Freedom of Information.
10. Obscenity and the Law.
11. Regulation of Electronic Media.
12. Media Ownership Issues.
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