Mass Communication Law in a Nutshell satisfies the need for a basic text in communication law, not only for law students but for journalism and communication students as well. Highlights of the Seventh Edition of the popular book include a discussion of the USA Patriot Act, the Critical Infrastructure Information Act exemption to the Freedom of Information Act, government initiatives such as warrantless eavesdropping on telephone calls following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and recent FCC regulations authorizing a low-power radio service, digital television (DTV), high-definition television (HDTV) and digital must-carry regulations. Further highlights include Congress' passage of the Broadcast Indecency Enforcement Act following Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction," litigation involving filtering software and the Child Online Protection Act (COPA), Congress' attempts to control "spam" on the Internet.
Three volumes, updated by pocket parts. Provides extensive, scholarly analysis of laws and policies relating to new media, the Internet, Direct Broadcasting Satellite, etc., including the Telecommunications Act of 1996. It also examines the key constitutional, statutory, and administrative provisions governing communications in the United States. Provides extensive citations to judicial and administrative decisions.
Loose-leaf for updating. Surveys federal and state laws, court decisions, and FCC regulations affecting cable television systems, cable networks, and cable's competitors, such as DBS. Includes coverage of issues such as cable Internet services; content regulation; horizontal and vertical ownership; franchise transfers; pole attachments for information services; rate regulation; broadcast signal carriage; effective competition; subscriber privacy rights; and theft of service.
This treatise covers all aspects of the law surrounding digital communications, including taxation, privacy, civil litigation, intellectual property, cross-border commerce and more. This volume covers tweeting, using Facebook and e-mail, to name just a few of the forms of digital communications.
Covering the latest legal updates and rulings, the second edition of Digital Media Law presents a comprehensive introduction to all the critical issues surrounding media law. Provides a solid foundation in media law Illustrates how digitization and globalization are constantly shifting the legal landscape Utilizes current and relevant examples to illustrate key concepts Revised section on legal research covers how and where to find the law Updated with new rulings relating to corporate political speech, student speech, indecency and Net neutrality, restrictions on libel tourism, cases filed against U.S. information providers, WikiLeaks and shield laws, file sharing, privacy issues, sexting, cyber-stalking, and many others