Media Law and Practice

Paperback | November 22, 2009

EditorDavid Goldberg, Gavin Sutter, Ian Walden

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This book is a reference guide for practitioners to the major legal and regulatory issues in the field, but could also be used as a media law textbook for a course of academic study. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field. Throughout the book, the authors cover the relevant aspectsof law governing the media in its many forms, with an emphasis on the practical operation of the law in this sector. It not only discusses the theoretical basis of legal concepts such as defamation, but also analyses the application of the law in the high paced environment of daily newspapers, thechanging reality of what constitutes "broadcasting", including the regulation of distribution channels, and the regulation of material distributed via those channels, and examines the implications for defamation law of the online, borderless world. Amongst other things, the book also coversintellectual property issues in the media, with a specific emphasis on copyright works, trade marks and the exploitation of intellectual property via licensing. The work primarily discusses the identified themes in the context of UK and EU laws.

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This book is a reference guide for practitioners to the major legal and regulatory issues in the field, but could also be used as a media law textbook for a course of academic study. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field. Throughout the book, the authors cover the relevant aspectsof law governing the media in its many forms...

David Goldberg taught law at the School of Law, University of Glasgow from 1971-2000 and created the teaching of media law and policy there in 1983. He directs deeJgee Research/Consultancy and is an Associate Fellow, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. He...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.74 × 5.98 × 0.07 inPublished:November 22, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199559368

ISBN - 13:9780199559367

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A. Introduction1. David Goldberg and Gavin Sutter: IntroductionWho are "the media"?Who are the media's consumers?Sources of media "norms"2. Ian Walden: Who owns the media?Ownership and CompetitionPlurality of servicesUniversal ServicesListed EventsB. Regulating Reportage3. Siobhan Butterworth: Regulating Journalism and NewsgatheringProtection of journalists' sources4. Rosalind Mc Innes: Reporting Restrictions and Contempt of CourtRight of Access to the MediaRestrictions on court reportage - pre and post trialContempt of Court5. David Goldberg: Reporting electionsReporting the election processReporting the political process more broadlyAdvertising on issues of public concernC. Regulating Distribution6. Lindy Golding: Intellectual Property and the MediaCopyright in original media contentMoral rightsFormat RightsAuthors' agreementsDatabase right and media servicesWIPO Draft Treaty on Broadcasters' rights in broadcast contentTrade marksPatent aspectsLicensing media contentPublicity RightsCompetition issues7. Timothy Pitt-Payne: Information LawData Protection and the mediaConfidentiality and PrivacyFreedom of InformationOfficial SecretsDefence Advisory Notices8. Tony Ballard: BroadcastingBroadcast media licensingChanging nature of broadcastingD. Regulating Content9. Lorna Woods: Legal and Extra Legal Regulation of Media ContentRegulation of Broadcast ContentPCC Regulation of Press contentClassification (film and video games)10. Ian Walden: Illegal ContentThe Article 10 Margin of AppreciationBlasphemyHate SpeechObscenity and IndecencyPossession of Extreme Pornography11. Tarlach McGonagle: Cultural protectionsLanguage rightsLocal productionIndependent productions12. John Enser: Commercial CommunicationsAdvertising RegulationsSponsorshipProduct placementRules on amount / distribution