Media and Entertainment Law, 1st Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Sandi Towers
  • ISBN-10: 1418039128  |  ISBN-13: 9781418039127
  • 558 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
  • List Price = $ 143.95
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Media and Entertainment Law has been written with lawyer, law student, or member of the public in mind. This resource is arranged in a thoughtful and logical order starting with the beginnings of freedom of speech, press, and expression; and on to censorship of the media, copyrights, advertising, pornography, digital and satellite radio, cable and satellite TV, the Internet. A full chapter on ethics issues is included with suggestions presented on how to make better ethical choices.

Features and Benefits

  • Tightly edited landmark cases, pulled from the text, allow for greater understanding of media and entertainment law.
  • Historical background of the subjects has been emphasized, so the reader obtains a better grasp of societal issues at the time of a court ruling.
  • Relevant quotes from United States Supreme Court Justices emphasize the thinking of the Court in the case’s decision
  • Full discussion of such items as digital radio, satellite TV and radio, and Internet Broadband.
  • International media and entertainment legal concerns are discussed in length.
  • Full chapter on ethics, allowing the student and practitioner alike to examine how to deal with such issues.
  • CD-ROM included with the text with additional exercises.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Road Leading to the First Amendment
Chapter 2: The Constitution and its Interpretation as to Prior Restraints and Obscenity
Chapter 3: Freedom of the Press Versus a Fair Trial
Chapter 4: Defamation-Libel and Slander: What it is and how to defend against it.
Chapter 5: Invasion of Privacy
Chapter 6: The News, The Courts, and Contempt
Chapter 7: Copyrights and Marks
Chapter 8: Entertainment Law
Chapter 9: Advertising and the Media
Chapter 10: The Media and Cyberspace
Chapter 11: Media and Entertainment Ethics


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418039136 | ISBN-13: 9781418039134)

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418039144 | ISBN-13: 9781418039141)

Online Companion  (ISBN-10: 1418039152 | ISBN-13: 9781418039158)

Student Supplements

Media and Entertainment Law (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111319235 | ISBN-13: 9781111319236)

List Price = $143.95  | CengageBrain Price = $143.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.00

Online Companion  (ISBN-10: 1418039152 | ISBN-13: 9781418039158)

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Student CD  (ISBN-10: 1111536937 | ISBN-13: 9781111536930)

List Price = $97.95  | CengageBrain Price = $97.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.75