Major Principles of Media Law, 2015,
1st Edition

Genelle Belmas, Wayne Overbeck

ISBN-13: 9781285764498 | ISBN-10: 1285764498

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 680 pages

List Price USD $149.95


MAJOR PRINCIPLES OF MEDIA LAW is a comprehensive and current summary of media law. The text is revised every year to include the most recent developments in communication law through the end of the Supreme Court's term. Each August, a new edition is available for fall classes, with recent developments through July 1 fully integrated into the text, not added as an appendix or separate supplement.

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Meet the Authors

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Genelle Belmas is Associate Professor at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. In 2002 she received her Ph.D. in mass communications with an emphasis in media law from the University of Minnesota, where her dissertation examined then-emerging issues in the areas of libel, hate speech, and pornography law as applied to the Internet. She has taught media law for more than 10 years to thousands of students. Her research interests include flag display and desecration law, indecency regulation, intellectual property, scholastic journalism issues, and the connection between media ethics and law. Her research has appeared in such journals as COMMUNICATIONS LAW AND POLICY, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS LAW JOURNAL, and the SOUTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Bar Association, where she participates in the communications law and intellectual property sections. In 2010, Dr. Belmas assumed primary authorship of MAJOR PRINCIPLES OF MEDIA LAW.

Wayne Overbeck is Professor of Communications, Emeritus, at California State University, Fullerton. Professor Overbeck earned his Ph.D. at UCLA and his J.D. at Loyola Law School. He passed the California bar exam in 1975. In addition to practicing law in California and Washington, D.C., he is a longtime professor and prolific writer. With more than 35 years of teaching experience and expertise as a practicing attorney, he continues to be an authority in the field of media law. Dr. Overbeck has also written several other books and taught on other campuses.

  • Current coverage of new and changed laws.
  • New Features added as changes require.
  • All data is updated.
  • New important cases included.
  • Images and photos reflect updates.
  • Reviewed by more than 30 law scholars.
  • Comprehensive coverage of topics critical to the study of media law, An easy to read table at the beginning of the text allows instructors and students to easily reference and locate specific cases by name and page number.
  • The most up-to-date developments in communication law through July 1st, the end of the Supreme Court's term.
  • Refined through 18 editions.

Table of Contents

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Table of Cases.
1. The American Legal System.
2. The Legacy of Freedom.
3. Modern Prior Restraints.
4. Libel and Slander.
5. The Right of Privacy.
6. Copyrights and Trademarks.
7. Fair Trial-Free Press Conflicts.
8. Newsgatherer's Privilege.
9. Freedom of Information.
10. Obscenity and the Law.
11. Regulation of Electronic Media.
12. Media Ownership Issues.
13. Advertising and the Law.
14. Freedom of the Student Press.
Selected Excerpts from the Law.

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