Electronic Media Law and Regulation is a case-based law text that provides students with direct access to case law as well as the context in which to understand its meaning and impact. The text overviews the major legal and regulatory issues facing broadcasting, cable, and developing media in today's industry. Presenting information from major cases, rules, regulations, and legal documents in a concise and readable form, this book helps current and prospective media professsionals understand the complex realm of law and regulation. Students will learn how to avoid common legal pitfalls and anticipate situations that may have potential legal consequences.

This sixth edition provides annotated cases with margin notes, and new chapters address such timely issues as media ownership, freedom of information, entertainment rights, and cyber law.   


chapter 1|20 pages

Introduction to the Legal System

chapter 2|30 pages

Interpreting the First Amendment

chapter 3|28 pages

The Rationale of Broadcast Regulation

chapter 5|24 pages

Regulation of Electronic Media Content

chapter 6|17 pages

Regulation of Commercial Practices

chapter 7|18 pages

Media Ownership

chapter 9|23 pages

Privacy and the Electronic Media

chapter 10|16 pages

Right of Publicity

chapter 11|43 pages

Defamation: Libel and the Media

chapter 13|12 pages

Issues in Information Gathering