Mass communication law in a nutshell

Carter, T. Barton, author

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  • Creator by T. Barton Carter, Professor of Communication and Law, Chairman, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, College of Communication, Boston University; Juliet Lushbough Dee, Associate Professor of Communication, College of Arts and Science, University of Delaware; Harvey L. Zuckman, Emeritus Professor of Law, The Catholic University of America, Founding Director, Institute for Communications Law Studies, Washington, D.C
  • Other Title
    • Mass communication law
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication
    • Seventh edition
    • St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2014]
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xlix, 818 pages ; 19 cm
  • ISBNs 9780314280633, 0314280634
  • OCLC ocn876350252


  • Includes index.


  • The first amendment in perspective -- Defamation and mass communication -- Privacy and the mass media -- The First Amendment and emotional and physical harm -- Copyright and trademark -- Restraint of obscene expression -- Restraint of the press for purposes of national security -- The free press--fair trial conflict -- Freedom to gather news and information -- Newspersons' privilege, subpoenas, contempt citations and searches and seizures -- Regulation of commercial speech -- Regulation of broadcasting -- Cable and other technologies
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