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Digital Media Law

Digital Media Law

Ashley Packard

ISBN: 978-1-444-31819-7

Jul 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

368 pages

Description

In a world where anyone can become a media producer, everyone should know something about media law – both to protect their own rights and to avoid violating the rights of others.  Digital Media Law is the first media law text to respond to digitalization and globalization--the two most significant agents of change in the 21st century. 
  • The first book to explain how media law has evolved to meet the challenges posed by digital media, providing an introduction to all areas of digital media law and its overlap with traditional media law 
  • Covers areas such as Internet publishing, file sharing, satellite radio and cellular phone broadcasts
  • Features explanations of traditional communication law concepts, illustrated with modern cases related to digital media that students know and use
  • Expanded treatments are given to particularly interesting issues, cases, law projects, treaties, and litigants, etc.
  • Accompanying website with ancillaries and updates on legal topics related to digital media can be found at http://www.digitalmedialaw.us.
Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Introduction to the Legal System.

2. Freedom of Expression.

3. Telecommunications Regulation.

4. Internet Regulation.

5. Confl ict of Laws.

6. Information Access and Protection.

7. Intellectual Property: Copyright.

8. Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets.

9. Defamation.

10. Invasion of Privacy.

11. Sex and Violence.

12. Commercial Speech and Antitrust Law.

Table of Cases.

Glossary.

Notes.

Index.

"The author shows a unique capacity to clarify and illuminate, without over-simplification.  Packard has provided a valuable introduction to US media law." (Journal of Media Law, February 2011)

  • The first book to explain how media law has evolved to meet the challenges posed by digital media, providing an introduction to all areas of digital media law and its overlap with traditional media law 
  • Covers areas such as Internet publishing, file sharing, satellite radio and cellular phone broadcasts
  • Features explanations of traditional communication law concepts, illustrated with modern cases related to digital media that students know and use
  • Expanded treatments are given to particularly interesting issues, cases, law projects, treaties, and litigants, etc.
  • Accompanying website with ancillaries and updates on legal topics related to digital media