Cases in Communication Law

Cases in Communication Law

by Paul Siegel

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Of the seventy-three cases in the fourth edition of Paul Siegel’s Cases in Communication Law, twenty-eight are new to this edition. Among these are such Supreme Court decisions as Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation v. Hoeper, which gives those who follow the post-911 instruction, “if you see something, say something!” some special protection from libel suits; Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, which explicitly gives maximal First Amendment protection to violent video games, even when sold to minors; U.S. v. Alvarez, which prohibits prosecution for falsely claiming one has been awarded a Medal of Honor; and Snyder v. Phelps, which gave notorious minister Fred Phelps the right to mount demonstrations with rather nasty messages at funerals.
Siegel has used several criteria to select cases for inclusion in this and previous editions. He admits unabashedly that one of those criteria is the cultural significance, familiarity, and even celebrity of the controversies or the litigants. Just to cite a few examples, this edition includes cases involving such litigants as Michael Moore, Penn & Teller, Joan Rivers, and Madonna, as well as TV programs like Family Guy, CSI, Law and Order, and featured movies include Disturbia, American Gangster, American Beauty, and The Hangover, Part II.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442226258
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/22/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
File size: 640 KB

About the Author

Paul Siegel is professor of communication at the University of Hartford. He has been teaching course work in media law for over 30 years—at American University, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, Illinois State University, Keene State College, Tulane University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Missouri, and the University of North Carolina. He has also published dozens of book chapters and law review and communication journal articles on various subjects related to communication law. Siegel was the founding executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri.

Table of Contents

List of Cases
The U.S. Judiciary
Understanding Legal Citations
A Word about the Editing of this Volume
2First Amendment Principles
Brandenburg v. Ohio
Hess v. Indiana
American Freedom Defense Initiative v. WMATA
U.S. v. Alvarez
Wooley v. Maynard
U.S. v. O’Brien
U.S. v. The Progressive
U.S. v. Stevens
Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association
3Libel: Common Law Elements
Nichols v. Moore
United States Mission Corporation v. KIRO-TV
Webb v Virginian Pilot
Amrak Productions v. Morton
Stanton v. Metro Corporation
Kaelin v. Globe Communications Corporation
Diaz v. NBC Universal, Inc.
Sanguedolce v. Wolfe
4Libel: Constitutional Considerations
New York Times v. Sullivan
Gertz v. Welch
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation v. Hoeper
Schatz v. Republican State Leadership Committee
Tamkin v. CBS Broadcasting
Brock v. Viacom
5Invasion of Privacy
Time, Inc. v. Hill
Solano v. Playgirl, Inc.
Bogie v. Rosenberg
Neff v. Time, Inc.
Spilfogel v. Fox Broadcasting Company
Holman v. Central Arkansas Broadcasting Company
Snyder v. Phelps
Zacchini v. Scripps Howard Broadcasting Company
6Copyright and Trademark
Bourne Company v. Twentieth Century Fox Corporation v. Courage Campaign
Tillman v. Viacom
The Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust v. Spielberg
Monge v. Maya Magazines
Vuitton v. Warner Brothers Entertainment
7Access to Government Information
National Archives and Records Administration v. Favish
Judicial Watch v. U.S. Dept of Defense
Acker v. Texas Water Commission
Doe v. Reed
Glik v. Cunniffe
8Covering the Judiciary
Sheppard v. Maxwell
Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart
Press-Enterprise v. Superior Court (II)
Presley v. Georgia
U.S. v. Thompson
In re Access to Jury Questionnaires
9Protecting News Sources
Branzburg v. Hayes
Lebovitz v. City of New York
Zurcher v. Stanford Daily
Cohen v. Cowles Media Company
Chevron Corporation v. Berlinger
Guzman v. News Corporation
10Regulation of Advertising
Virginia State Board of Pharmacy v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council
Central Hudson Gas & Electric v. Public Service Commission of New York
Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore
Spirit Airlines, Inc. v. US Dept of Transportation
R J Reynolds v FDA
11Sexually Oriented Speech
Miller v. California
Stanley v. Georgia
Osborne v. Ohio
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition
State v. Stuckey
Gettler v. Director of Revenue
12Electronic Media
FCC v. Pacifica Foundation
FCC v. Fox Television Stations
Reno v. ACLU
Turner Broadcasting System v. FCC
Motion Picture Association of America v. FCC
WNET v. Aereo
Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley v.
Fraley v. Facebook

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