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The UK Media Law Pocketbook

ISBN13: 9780415645232
Published: March 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £98.99
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As media law becomes more complicated and some of the leading textbooks thicker and larger, this concise guide provides core information without patronizing those with existing knowledge or bamboozling those with little expertise. Suitable for journalists, media workers, and anyone in the cultural or publishing industries, the book engages and addresses the Internet and blogging, social networking, instant messaging, digital multi-media publication and consumption as well as traditional print and broadcast. Each chapter covers substantive 'black letter law' and regulation/ethics, and kept in mind throughout will be the difference in duties and obligations between words and pictures, print and broadcasting. The focus is on the law relating to England & Wales, but with references to key differences to bear in mind in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Chapters start with bullet points, then flesh out the details and summarize pitfalls to avoid. Readers are left in no doubt about liabilities and potential penalties.

Media and Entertainment Law
Chapter 1. Media Contempt and Reporting Crime
Chapter 2. Guide to Court Reporting - Key Facts and Check-list
Chapter 3. Libel, Privacy, Accuracy and Balance
Chapter 4. News Gathering, Story Finding and Public Interest
Chapter 5. Protecting Children
Chapter 6. Copyright and Intellectual Property
Chapter 7. Laws and Rules for Elections and Politics
Chapter 8. The Secret World Chapter 9. Scottish and Northern Ireland Differences and Issues