Communication Law in America

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, May 16, 2011 - Law - 526 pages
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Updated with fresh examples throughout, the extensively illustrated third edition of Paul Siegel's Communication Law in America is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow overview of the complicated ways in which U.S. law determines who may say what to (and about) whom. Beginning with a clear explanation of the structure and history of the U.S. legal system, Siegel looks at how and why this country has come to place value on the freedom of speech, perhaps above other, sometimes_competing freedoms. He covers the key legal concerns affecting media today, including First Amendment principles, common laws, constitutional considerations, libel laws, invasion of privacy, copyright and trademark, access to government information, covering the judiciary, protecting news sources, advertising, sexual messages and obscenity laws, broadcast regulations, the Internet, and more.
 

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Contents

chapter 1
1
chapter 2
29
chapter 3
79
chapter 4
111
chapter 5
145
chapter 6
195
chapter 7
241
chapter 8
271
chapter 10
335
chapter 11
375
chapter 12
399
chapter 13
437
glossary
467
case index
479
subject index
491
about the author
505

chapter 9
305

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About the author (2011)

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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