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Cases in Communications Law / Edition 6

Cases in Communications Law / Edition 6

by John ZeleznyJohn Zelezny
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Written as a companion to Zelezny's COMMUNICATIONS LAW, Sixth Edition, book, CASES IN COMMUNICATIONS LAW, Sixth Edition, presents cases that will familiarize communications readers with authoritative judicial reasoning on key principles of communications law. Most of the cases are from the U.S. Supreme Court and stand as precedents that all other courts in the nation must follow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780495902973
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/11/2010
Series: McGraw-Hill Series in Mass Communication and Journalism
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

John D. Zelezny, an attorney and senior public relations executive, has extensive experience in both academia and the professional world of communications. His varied career began as a small-town newspaper reporter in the 1970s, later encompassed fifteen years as a professor of media law and journalism at three West Coast universities, and eventually led to his employment as a corporate executive and strategic communications adviser to CEOs and boards of directors. He is a member of The State Bar of California and currently serves as senior vice president and chief communications officer for Community Medical Centers in Fresno, California. He is a frequent lecturer on communications law and the author of complex First Amendment problems for law-school advocacy competitions. Mr. Zelezny holds degrees from Humboldt State University and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. Why Study Cases? How to Find Cases. Legal Terms. How to Read and Brief Cases. 2. The First Amendment. 3. Risks to Public Safety. 4. Damage to Reputation. 5. Invasion of Privacy. 6. Access to Places and Information. 7. Media and the Justice System. 8. Creative Property. 9. The FCC and Broadcast Licensing. 10. Electronic Media Content. 11. Obscenity and Indecency. 12. Commercial Speech.

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