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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Media Law: Text, Cases and Materials isbn 9781408221617

Media Law: Cases and Materials

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ISBN13: 9780582317192
ISBN: 0582317193
New Edition ISBN: 9781408221617
Published: March 2000
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This book differs from others on media law by emphasising the increasingly important regulatory and European aspects, giving less prominence to more traditional common law topics. The authors adopt a comparative approach, drawing upon material from the USA and Commonwealth jurisdictions, as well as examining relevant aspects of Human Rights law.

The commentary provided is comprehensive and critical, introducing students to the wide range of technical and policy questions which are posed in the field of media law. The commentary includes reflective questions for students.

  • First cases and materials book available on media law.
  • Extract from and comments on regulatory materials of increasing importance on media ownership and control.
  • Professor Eric Barendt is one of the UK's leading authorities in media law.

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Media and Entertainment Law
Table of Cases Table of Statutes Part I: Principles of Media Law 1. Fundamental principles of media law 2. Freedom of the press Part II: Regulation of the Electronic and Broadcasting Media 3. Broadcasting structure and regulation 4. Programme regulation 5. Advertising 6. European broadcasting law 7. Competition law 8. International regulation of broadcasting 9. Media convergence Part III: Civil and Criminal Law Restrictions on the Media 10. The law of defamation 11. Breach of confidence and privacy 12. Contempt of court 13. Restrictions on reporting cases involving children 14. Privilege not to disclose sources of information