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Comparative Media Law and Ethics / Edition 1

Comparative Media Law and Ethics / Edition 1

by Tim Crook
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Providing practical and theoretical resources on media law and ethics for the United Kingdom and United States of America and referencing other legal jurisdictions such as France, Japan, India, China and Saudi Arabia, Comparative Media Law and Ethics is suitable for upper undergraduate and postgraduate study and for professionals in the media who need to work internationally.

The book focuses on the law of the United Kingdom, the source of common law, which has dominated the English speaking world, and on the law of the USA, the most powerful cultural, economic, political and military power in the world. Media law and ethics have evolved differently in the US from the UK. This book investigates why this is the case.

Throughout, media law and regulation is evaluated in terms of its social and cultural context.The book has a companion website at providing complementary resources and updated developments on the topics explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415551571
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/05/2010
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Tim Crook is Senior Lecturer in Media Law and Ethics and Head of Radio at Goldsmiths College, University of London, as well as being a Visiting Instructor on Media Law to the British Broadcasting Corporation. He has worked professionally in radio, theatre, television and film as a journalist, producer, director and sound designer for more than 30 years and has won more than 60 awards for drama, journalism and production. His previous publications include Radio Drama (1999) and International Radio Journalism (1997).

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vi

Acknowledgements x

List of abbreviations xi

1 Primary media law of the UK and USA 1

2 Media jurisprudence, media ethicology and media ethicism 155

3 Defamation law 234

4 Contempt/protecting fair trial law 262

5 Privacy law 274

6 Media regulation 295

7 State and national security law 316

8 Media law and ethics: four genres of jurisdiction 334

9 The legal problematizing of journalism 348

10 Human rights and international law for journalists 370

11 Racial and religious hatred 387

12 Copyright and intellectual property law 400

13 Freedom of information legislation 412

Select glossary 431

Bibliography 451

Index 474

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