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Media Law in New Zealand 7th ed isbn 9781927248096

Media Law in New Zealand 6th ed

ISBN13: 9781877511226
New Edition ISBN: 9781927248096
Previous Edition ISBN: 0195584996
Published: November 2010
Publisher: LexisNexis New Zealand
Country of Publication: New Zealand
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Media Law in New Zealand, 6th ed, provides comprehensive and definitive coverage of media law in New Zealand.

The much-anticipated 6th edition of this highly regarded book has been fully updated to take account of all recent developments. Written by two of New Zealand's foremost scholars in this area, this book is a must-have text for students of media law, lawyers, and journalists and other media professionals.

Updates to the 6th edition include:-

  • Rewritten chapter on privacy to reflect local and overseas developments.
  • Revised analysis of the law relating to breach of confidence.
  • Substantially reviewed coverage of defamation, including a new section analysing the impact of the internet on issues relating to publication.
  • Discussion of the 'Cyber-memory case', the Bain retrial, and the Fairfax contempt prosecution for publication of details in a suppressed affidavit.
  • A new treatment of New Zealand's censorship system.

Other Jurisdictions , Media and Entertainment Law, New Zealand
1. Penalties and Remedies
2. Defamation
3. Defences to a Defamation Action
4. Copyright
5. Breach of Confidence
6. Privacy
7. Other Civil Liabilities
8. Reporting Court Proceedings
9. Contempt of Court
10. Criminal Offences
11. Reporting Parliament and Local Authorities
12. Freedom of Information
13. Investigation and Interview
14. Complaints
15. The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990;