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Free Speech in the New Media

Edited by: Thomas Gibbons

ISBN13: 9780754627913
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £255.00

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This volume deals with questions of political and constitutional principle and theory that affect the law and regulation of content in new media that are based on digital technology. In the light of convergence between different forms of communication, it examines whether the justifications for government intervention in traditional analogue broadcasting and programme delivery continue to be persuasive.

The essays examine in general whether new approaches to freedom of expression are required in the digital era and whether there is a continued role for public service broadcasting or its equivalent. They also explore content standards in more detail, discussing arguments for and against regulation in the areas of beliefs, indecency and advertising and whether there is a case for the European Union's measures to secure "Television without Frontiers".

Media and Entertainment Law
Part I Free Speech and Converged Media:
Freedom of the press and public access: towards a theory of partial regulation, Lee C. Bollinger
Broadcasting and speech, Jonathan Weinberg
Converging 1st Amendment principles for converging communications media, T. Krattenmaker and L. Powe
Digital speech and democratic culture: a theory of freedom of expression for the information society, J.M. Balkin
Media freedom and political debate in the digital era, J. Rowbottom.
Part II Public Service Broadcasting:
Culture and consumerism: citizenship, public service broadcasting and the BBC's fair trading obligations, G. Born and T. Prosser
European controls on member state promotion and regulation of public service broadcasting and broadcasting standards, M. Varney
A marketplace approach to broadcast regulation, M. Fowler and D.L. Brenner.
Part III Content Standards:
a) Beliefs: You can't say 'God' on the radio: freedom of expression, religious advertising and the broadcast media after Murphy v. Ireland, A. Geddis
'A monstrous and unjustifiable infringement'?: political expression and the broadcasting ban on advocacy advertising, A. Scott
b) Indecency: The newness of new technology, M. Price
Beyond Madison? The US Supreme Court and the regulation of sexually explicit expression, I. Cram
c) Content Regulation in the European Community: The revised television without frontiers directive: is it fit for the next century?, B.J. Drijber
Media convergence and the regulation of audiovisual content: is the European Community's Audio visual Media Services Directive fit for purpose? R. Crauford Smith
d) Advertising: The value of commercial speech, C.R. Munro
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Series: Library of Essays in Media Law

Library of Essays in Media Law: 4 Volume Set ISBN 9780754628019
Published October 2009
Media Freedom and Contempt of Court
Edited by: Eric Barendt
ISBN 9780754627852
Published October 2009
£215.00 - Unavailable at Publisher
Regulating Audiovisual Services ISBN 9780754627982
Published October 2009
Freedom of the Press
Edited by: Eric Barendt
ISBN 9780754627821
Published September 2009