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Robertson & Nicol on Media Law 6th ed

ISBN13: 9780414047976
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847030245
To be Published: December 2020
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £210.00

The long-awaited new edition of Robertson & Nicol on Media Law offers a thorough analysis of the disparate laws which influence journalists' and broadcasters' freedom to publish. Its wide-ranging coverage includes freedom of expression, defamation, obscenity, blasphemy and race hatred, confidence, privacy, terrorism, copyright and contempt of court.

  • Provides a one-stop source on media law, both offline and online
  • Explains legislation, codes of practice and case law
  • Examines how the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies to journalists and broadcasters in practice
  • Assesses the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on every aspect of media law
  • Explains the rules on reporting for courts; lesser courts and tribunals; Parliaments, assemblies and elections; executive government; local government
  • Discusses press regulation post-Leveson
  • Covers the Defamation Act 2013
  • Reviews the latest cases in the evolving law of privacy
  • Discusses social media
  • Covers the sources of official information, with guidance on how to find and use it correctly
  • Looks at the far reaching Law Commission proposals on the law of contempt

Media and Entertainment Law
Introduction to the Law
Copyright and Related Rights
Privacy and Confidential Information
Obscenity and Indecency
Racial Hatred and Blasphemy
Reporting Current Affairs
The Internet