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Media Law: A Practical Guide to Managing Publication Risks

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ISBN13: 9780421598201
ISBN: 0421598204
Published: December 2000
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback+CD-Rom
Price: £95.00
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Media Law: A Practical Guide to Managing Publication Risks is your one-stop point of reference in the area of media law. It identifies the legal and regulatory issues that have a bearing on content and examines how media organisations can balance these risks against the commercial imperative of producing a product that sells. This book covers the key media sectors - television, newspapers, book publishing, the Internet and advertising - and many more besides. User-friendly and with substantial cross-referencing, it covers: * The key areas of law and regulation that impose restrictions on the content of published material * The process leading to publication, how journalists and others should go about gathering material in preparation for a story or other publication * The editorial process, how the key elements of risk management must be put into place * How complaints should be managed to achieve the best possible outcome for the publisher * Includes a CD-Rom containing comprehensive appendix materials.

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Subjects:
Media and Entertainment Law
Contents:
Introduction. Human Rights Act 1998. Defamation. Restrictions on Court Reporting. Copyright, moral rights and rights in performance. Trade marks and passing off. Breach of confidence. Obscenity, blasphemy and race offences. Data Protection Act 1998. BBC Television and Radio. Commercial television. Commercial radio. Broadcasting Standards Commission. Newspapers and magazines. Advertising. Premium rate telephone services. Cinema, video and digital games. Internet. News and information gathering. Creating a structured approach to legal editing. How to go about editing copy. Approaches to editing copy for specific media. Complaint handling. Financial planning. Insurance.