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Media Law and Practice

Edited by: David Goldberg, Sutter Gavin, Ian Walden

ISBN13: 9780199559367
Published: October 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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This book is a reference guide for practitioners to the major legal and regulatory issues in the field, but could also be used as media law textbook for a course of academic study. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field.

Throughout the book, the authors cover the relevant aspects of law governing the media in its many forms, with an emphasis on the practical operation of the law in this sector. It not only discusses the theoretical basis of legal concepts such as defamation, but also analyses the application of the law in the high paced environment of daily newspapers, the changing reality of what constitutes "broadcasting", including the regulation of distribution channels, and the regualtion on material distributed via those channels, and examines the implications for defamation law of the online, borderless world.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the law regualting both traditional and new media, including newsgathering and broadcasting in those formats
  • First book giving in-depth analysis of how the various forms of intellectual property law interact with media law
  • Written by a team of academics and practitioners, combining rigorous academic discussion with analysis of genuine practice issues

Media and Entertainment Law
1. Introduction
Who are "the media"?
Who are the media's consumers?
Sources of media "norms"
2. Who owns the media?
Ownership & Competition
Plurality of services
Universal Services
Listed Events

3. Regulating Journalism and Newsgathering
Protection of journalists' sources
4. Reporting Restrictions & Contempt of Court
Right of Access to the Media
Restrictions on court reportage - pre and post trial
Contempt of Court
5. Reporting elections
Reporting the election process
Reporting the political process more broadly
Advertising on issues of public concern

6. Intellectual Property and the Media
Copyright in original media content
Moral rights
Format Rights
Authors' agreements
Database right and media services
WIPO Draft Treaty on Broadcasters' rights in broadcast content
Trade marks
Patent aspects
Licensing media content
Publicity Rights
Competition issues
7. Information Law
Data Protection & the media
Confidentiality & Privacy
Freedom of Information
Official Secrets
Defence Advisory Notices
8. Broadcasting
Broadcast media licensing
Changing nature of broadcasting

9. Legal and Extra Legal Regulation of Media Content
Regulation of Broadcast Content
PCC Regulation of Press content
Classification (film & video games)
10. Illegal Content
The Article 10 Margin of Appreciation
Hate Speech
Obscenity & Indecency
Possession of Extreme Pornography
11. Cultural protections
Language rights
Local production
Independent productions
12. Commercial Communications
Advertising Regulations
Product placement
Rules on amount / distribution