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Media and the Law

DAVID KOHLER, Director, Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School 1953-2009; LEE LEVINE, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Partner, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP; DAVID ARDIA, Assistant Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law, Faculty Co-Director, UNC Center for Media Law and Policy; DALE COHEN, Special Counsel, Frontline at WGBH/Boston; MARY-ROSE PAPANDREA, Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

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While surveying the entirety of the media law landscape, Media and the Law, Second Edition, focuses in particular on real-world problems-the issues that are most likely to confront media lawyers and their clients in their everyday practices.

Part I addresses fundamental definitional and constitutional issues. Beginning with an examination of how to define the media in the twenty-first century, and why definitional constructs matter, it proceeds to examine the overarching First Amendment principles that set this field of law apart from most others. Parts II and III examine issues that arise, first, from the dissemination of information and, second, from how information is collected in the first place. The chapters cover civil and criminal liability, as well as certain affirmative rights to access information. Part IV addresses more esoteric, although important, legal issues relating to the media business and the special problems that arise from the electronic dissemination of information.This second edition of Media and the Law has been updated substantially, with a particular focus on the legal challenges posed by new communication technologies, including social media and the Internet. It also contains more cases from outside the United States, which will allow students to see how other jurisdictions approach these issues. Given the global distribution of content today, a comparative perspective is essential for every lawyer who advises media clients.

Each chapter begins with a short overview that attempts to put the subject addressed in context. The remaining bulk of the chapters consist principally of edited versions of the relevant cases and legal scholarship. Many of the chapters also include review problems to help students synthesize the material.

Media and the Law, Second Edition is also accompanied by a Teacher's Manual.

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This book also is available in a heavily discounted, three-hole punched, alternative loose-leaf version printed on 8½ x 11 inch paper with wider margins and with the same pagination as the hardbound book.