Digital Media Law
August 2012, ©2012, Wiley-Blackwell
- Provides a solid foundation in media law
- Illustrates how digitization and globalization are constantly shifting the legal landscape
- Utilizes current and relevant examples to illustrate key concepts
- Revised section on legal research covers how and where to find the law
- Updated with new rulings relating to corporate political speech, student speech, indecency and Net neutrality, restrictions on libel tourism, cases filed against U.S. information providers, WikiLeaks and shield laws, file sharing, privacy issues, sexting, cyber-stalking, and many others
- An accompanying website is regularly updated with new rulings, access to slip opinions and other supplementary material.
Detailed Contents vi
List of Sidebars ix
1. Introduction to the Legal System 1
2. Freedom of Expression 21
3. Telecommunications Regulation 47
4. Internet Regulation 75
5. Confl ict of Laws 103
6. Information Gathering 127
7. Intellectual Property: Copyright 161
8. Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets 199
9. Defamation 227
10. Invasion of Privacy 257
11. Sex and Violence 303
12. Commercial Speech and Antitrust Law 333
Appendix: How to Find the Law 367
Table of Cases 378
– Kyu Ho Youm, Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair Professor, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
“Ashley Packard’s new edition of Digital Media Law keeps it on the cutting edge of illuminating the subject in terms of digitalization and internationalization — the driving forces through which students today ever more instinctively understand their lives and their professions.”
– Robert L. Kerr, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
“Ashley Packard’s work on the second edition of Digital Media Law is impressive. The readable text keeps students engaged with recent cases; provides challenging discussion questions; and references Internet resources that encourage critical thinking about legal issues in today’s converging media environment.”
- Nathaniel Frederick II, Winthrop University
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