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Cases in Communication Law / Edition 4

Cases in Communication Law / Edition 4

by Paul SiegelPaul 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442226241
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/22/2014
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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 Preface 1 Introduction The U.S. Judiciary Understanding Legal Citations A Word about the Editing of this Volume 2 First 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 3 Libel: 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 4 Libel: 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 5 Invasion 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 6 Copyright 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 7 Access 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 8 Covering 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 9 Protecting 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 10 Regulation 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 11 Sexually Oriented Speech Miller v. California Stanley v. Georgia Osborne v. Ohio Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition State v. Stuckey Gettler v. Director of Revenue 12 Electronic 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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