Media Law in Italy

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Kluwer Law International, 2011 - Law - 124 pages
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,this analysis of media law in Italy surveys the massively altered andenlarged legal landscape traditionally encompassed in laws pertaining tofreedom of expression and regulation of communications. Everywhere, a shiftfrom mass media to mass self-communication has put enormous pressure ontraditional law models. An introduction describing the main actors and salientaspects of media markets is followed by in-depth analyses of print media,radio and television broadcasting, the Internet, commercial communications,political advertising, concentration in media markets, and media regulation.Among the topics that arise for discussion are privacy, cultural policy,protection of minors, competition policy, access to digital gateways,protection of journalists' sources, standardization and interoperability, andliability of intermediaries. Relevant case law is considered throughout, asare various ethical codes.A clear, comprehensive overview of media legislation, case law, and doctrine,presented from the practitioner's point of view, this book is a valuabletime-saving resource for all concerned with media and communication freedom.Lawyers representing parties with interests in Italy will welcome thisvery useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value inthe study of comparative media law.

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