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Electronic Media Law and Regulation
Synopses & Reviews
As Media Law continues to grow as a hot topic those of you studying to be new lawyers in the media must keep on top of the latest laws and their implications. This book will keep you on your toes! It prepares you how to avoid common legal pitfalls and anticipate situations that may have potential legal consequences. Specifically, this fifth edition provides updates regarding recent developments in media law, FCC policies and developing technologies, and reviews all new cases, decisions and legislation affecting the conduct of media professionals and businesses. Electronic Media Law & Regulation is a useful reference for students studying to be professionals working in broadcast media and related industries.
*Author's website www.kencreech.com includes not only updates to the text but links to dozens of legal cases relevant to each chapter
*A catalogue of copyright and FCC forms are included in the book
*Complex information is conveyed in an easy-to-understand tone, all with supporting examples and case studies
About the Author
Kenneth Creech, PhD is Fairbanks Professor and Department Head of Telecommunication Arts at Butler University (Indianapolis, IN), and General Manager at WTBU-TV. He has worked in both commercial and public broadcasting as well as in the music industry. His job experiences have included broadcast journalism, management, creative and consulting positions.
Ph.D. and Fairbanks Professor and Department Head of Telecommunications Arts at Butler University (Indianapolis, IN), and General Manager at WTBU-TV. He has worked in both commercial and public broadcasting as well as in the music industry. His job experiences include broadcast journalism, management, as well as creative and consulting positions.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Legal System; Interpreting the First Amendment; The Rationale of Broadcast Regulation; The Rationale of Cable and Satellite (DSS) Television Regulation; The Broadcast Licensing and Cable Franchising Process; Regulation of Electronic Media Content; Regulation of Commercial Practices; Copyright, Music Licensing and Trademark; Privacy and the Electronic Media; Defamation: Libel and the Media; Free Press/Fair Trial Issues and the Electronic Media; Communications Regulation/New Technologies and the Internet; Forms library: Copyright and FCC forms.
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