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Outrageous Invasions: Celebrities' Private Lives, Media, and the Law

ISBN13: 9780195392760
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £47.99

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In Outrageous Invasions: Celebrities' Private Lives, Media, and the Law, Professor Robin D. Barnes examines the role and nature of privacy in Western democracies.

Celebrities are routinely subjected to stalking, harassment, invasion of privacy, and defamation. These occurrences are often violations of their constitutional rights. Professor Barnes addresses growing concerns about the widespread immunity from liability enjoyed by United States tabloid publishers.

Outrageous Invasions chronicles these experiences and the legal battles waged by celebrities in both the United States and European Union against a press corps that continuously invades their private lives.

Professor Barnes analyzes doctrinal developments in cases from the United States Supreme Court and the High Courts of Europe. These cases demonstrate that American celebrities are entitled to, but not receiving, the same protections as their European counterparts.

In Outrageous Invasions Professor Barnes explains the value of the rights of the individual to democratic nations. She notes the importance of insuring appropriate protection for freedom of expression and associational freedom through meaningful regulation in the instances when speech rights collide with equally important values such as privacy and equality.

Libel and Slander, Media and Entertainment Law
Chapter One: Case of Von Hannover v. Germany
Chapter Two: Celebrities of the World Unauthorized
Chapter Three: Public Media: The Quintessential Role of a Free Press
Chapter Four: Fundamental Nature of Privacy
Chapter Five: The Emergence of Infotainment
Chapter Six: Public Figures or Public Property
Chapter Seven: U.S. Courts' Normative View of Media Invasion
Chapter Eight: European Courts' Comprehensive Approach to Media Invasion
Chapter Nine: Undue Burdens on Celebrity Speech and Association
Chapter Ten: John W. O. Lennon and Michael J. Jackson
Chapter Eleven: Conclusion