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Mass Media Law
Mass Media Law

Mass Media Law, 22nd Edition

ISBN10: 1260837424 | ISBN13: 9781260837421
By Clay Calvert, Dan V. Kozlowski and Derigan Silver
© 2023

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Mass Media Law, 22nd ed., provides college students with a timely, comprehensive, and up-to-date examination of some of the most important principles, doctrines, and cases affecting communications law and the First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, and assembly. The book is packed with current, real-life examples and the latest legal rulings that are relevant for students studying journalism, advertising, public relations, telecommunications, and other facets of the media and communications professions.

Chapter 1: The American Legal System
Chapter 2: The First Amendment: The Meaning of Freedom
Chapter 3: The First Amendment: Contemporary Problems
Chapter 4: Defamation: Establishing a Case
Chapter 5: Defamation: Proof of Fault
Chapter 6: Defamation: Defenses and Damages
Chapter 7 Invasion of Privacy: Appropriation and Intrusion 
Chapter 8: Invasion of Privacy: Publication of Private Information and False Light
Chapter 9: Gathering Information: People, Places, Records, and Recordings
Chapter 10: Protection of News Sources/Contempt Power
Chapter 11: Free Press–Fair Trail: Trail-Level Remedies and Restrictive Orders
Chapter 12: Free Press–Fair Trail: Closed Judicial Proceedings
Chapter 13: Regulation of Obscene and Other Erotic Material
Chapter 14: Copyright and Trademark
Chapter 15: Regulation of Advertising
Chapter 16: Telecommunications Regulation
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About the Author

Clay Calvert

Clay Calvert is Professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he also directs the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project. He has taught undergraduate media law classes for more than twenty years.

Dan V. Kozlowski

Dan V. Kozlowski is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Saint Louis University, where he teaches free expression, journalism, and media courses. He is a past head of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's Law and Policy Division.

Derigan Silver

Derigan Silver is an associate professor in the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver. He is also the faculty director of the John Madden Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts in the College of Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences.


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