Communication Law in America

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paul siegel, 2008 - Law - 616 pages
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Siegel's student-friendly approach, lively writing style, and extensive illustrations including case-specific photos and one-of-a-kind cartoons present communication law in a highly accessible way. He gives a clear overview of the American judiciary system and covers the key areas, including First Amendment principles, common laws, constitutional considerations, libel laws, privacy factors, copyright and trademark, advertising, protecting news sources, obscenity laws, broadcast regulations, the Internet, and more. This is an engaging text for courses in communication law and media law.
  

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A well-written must read for anyone interested in the history of US Communication Law. Read full review

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A well-written must read for anyone interested in the history of US Communication Law. Read full review

Contents

Introducing the American Legal System l
1
The Development of Freedom of Speech
39
CommonLaw Elements
95
Who Has to Believe?
101
Defaming People Corporations and Products
109
First Amendment Limitations
129
Invasions of Privacy
173
Copyright and Trademark
231
Procedures and Powers of the FTC
434
Sexually Oriented Speech
449
Broadcast Cable and Satellite TV Regulation
485
Communication Law and the Internet
531
Developments in Communication Law Online
542
Chapter Summary
574
Glossary
577
Case Index
589

Access to Information
283
Reporting on the Judiciary
323
Protecting News Sources
361
Regulation of Advertising
395
Subject Index
601
About the Author
615
About the Illustrator
616
Copyright

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Paul Siegel is professor of communication at the University of Hartford. He was the founding executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Kansas and Western Missouri office, and has served on the ACLU's affiliate boards in Illinois; Washington, D.C.; and Connecticut. Go to www.paulsiegelcommlaw.com for more information.

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