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Freedom of Speech 2nd ed (eBook)


ISBN13: 9780191021749
Published: March 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
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This is a fully revised and updated new edition of the classic work first published in 1985. There have been many important developments since the first edition, including enactment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada in 1982, the impact of the European Human Rights Convention, and the consideration by English courts of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.

Social and cultural changes mean that free speech claims are being made in novel contexts: to challenge the validity of bans on tobacco advertising, to publish 'kiss and tell' stories about celebrities, and to resist attempts to regulate the Internet. Barendt considers the meaning and scope of freedom of speech. How far do free speech and expression clauses protect pornography, commercial advertising, and public meetings on the streets? Does this freedom cover desecration of a national flag? Does it include nude dancing?

Eric Barendt discusses the legal protection of free speech in countries including England, the United States (including recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court), Canada, Germany, and under the European Human Rights Convention. He examines the varied approaches of different legal systems and constitutional traditions to balancing free speech and freedom of the press against rights to reputation and privacy, and to copyright and explores the case law in light of the philosophical and political arguments for free speech guarantees.

  • The only book to combine an analysis of the theoretical justification for the protection of free speech with a comparative study of how free speech has been enforced in courts worldwide
  • The rich comparative treatment of six jurisdictions will aid practitioners dealing with questions on which little or now English authority exists
  • Forward-looking analysis examines how free speech is applied in new contexts, including the internet, copyright protection, and commercial speech

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Media and Entertainment Law, eBooks
Contents:
A Note on Abbreviations
Table of English cases
Table of United States cases
Table of Canadian cases
Table of German cases
Table of Decisions of the European Court and Commission of Human Rights
Cases from other jurisdictions;
I. WHY PROTECT FREE SPEECH
II. FREE SPEECH IN LIBERAL LEGAL SYSTEMS
III. THE SCOPE OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH
IV. PRIOR RESTRAINTS
V. POLITICAL SPEECH
VI. LIBEL AND INVASION OF PRIVACY
VII. COPYRIGHT AND OTHER PROPERTY RIGHTS
VIII. MEETINGS, PROTEST, AND PUBLIC ORDER
IX. FREE SPEECH AND THE JUDICIAL PROCESS
X. PORNOGRAPHY
XI. COMMERCIAL SPEECH
XII. FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE MEDIA
XIII. FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THE INTERNET
XIV. FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN SPECIAL CONTEXTS
Select bibliography
Index;