Calvert: Mass Media Law, 20th edition

In its twentieth edition, Mass Media Law comprehensively examines the principles of media law, First Amendment freedoms of speech, and press and assembly. This timely revised edition is extremely pertinent in this era of both “fake news” and open hostility by some politicians toward the press. Students are offered an updated look at the ever-changing landscape of media law. Led by a team of preeminent scholars in the field of mass media law: Clay Calvert, Dan Kozlowski and Derigan Silver, this new edition is engaging, readable, and entertaining.

ISBNS: 1259913902 / 9781259913907
Publication Date: 10/17/17

NEW IN THE twentieth EDITION

In its twentieth edition, Mass Media Law comprehensively examines the principles of media law, First Amendment freedoms of speech, and press and assembly.

  • New section on the U.S. Supreme Court case Lee v. Tam
  • New section on the copyright case of Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands

  • New material on parody, satire and trademark law focusing on Cariou v. Prince

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The American Legal System
Chapter 2 The First Amendment: The Meaning of Freedom
Chapter 3 The First Amendment: Contemporary Problems

Chapter 4 Libel: Establishing a Case
Chapter 5 Libel: Proof of Fault
Chapter 6 Libel: Defenses and Damages

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