The Yearbook of Media and Entertainment Law: Volume 3, 1997/98: Media & Entertainment Law - Th

Hardcover | January 8, 1998

EditorEric M. Barendt, Stephen Bate, Julia Palca

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In the fast-changing world of the media the role of the law is growing ever more important. In response to a bewildering range of technological innovation as well as to perennial concerns (such as freedom of the press) the media lawyer is called upon to handle increasingly complex issues. Lawyers have a vital role in negotiating contracts and licences, litigating in the event of disputes, ensuring the effective protection of intellectual property rights and advising on often novel questions concerning competition, regulation, and international cross-border disputes. This highlycomplex field had not been well served by legal literature; the Year Book remedied that omission. It answers the needs of professionals in the field while also making a significant contribution to media law as an area of serious academic study. The central feature of the Yearbook is the annual surveys prepared by expert practising lawyers. Covering all issues from libel, contempt of court, music contracts, new technology, competition, regulation, and copyright, the surveys contain considered and thorough analysis of the most recentdevelopments in the UK, the EC, and beyond. In a global industry, this comparative and international approach is vital. In addition, each edition of the Yearbook contains specially commissioned articles on subjects of particular topicality. A further feature is the review of recent publications which provides a valuable check for those wishing to verify their current awareness of developments in the field. Edited by the countrys leading academic media lawyer and ably assisted by two of the best known practitioners in the field, the Yearbook is well-established as an indispensable part of every media lawyers library.

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In the fast-changing world of the media the role of the law is growing ever more important. In response to a bewildering range of technological innovation as well as to perennial concerns (such as freedom of the press) the media lawyer is called upon to handle increasingly complex issues. Lawyers have a vital role in negotiating contr...

Eric Barendt is a former Fellow of St Catherines College, Oxford. He is currently Goodman Professor of Media Law at University College London. Julia Palca is a solicitor with Olswang. Stephen Bate has published on satellite telecommunications as well as the regulation of broadcasting and is a leading member of the English Bar. ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:584 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.5 inPublished:January 8, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of CasesTable of Statutes and TreatiesPART ONE: ARTICLESClive Walker, Director and Professor, Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds: Cyber-contempt: Fair Trials and the InternetIan Cram, Lecturer in Law, University of Leeds: Minors' Privacy, the Courts and Limits on Freedom of ExpressionThomas Gibbons, University of Manchester: Personality Rights: The Limits of Personal AccountabilityEric Barendt, Goodman Professor of Media Law, University College London: Structural and Content Regulation of the Media: United Kingdom Law and Some American ComparisonsL.P. Hitchens, University of Warwick: Preparing for the Information Society: Lessons from CanadaRachael Craufurd Smith, Levine Memorial Fellow in Law, Trinity College, Oxford: Getting the Measure of Public Services: Community Competition Rules and Public Service BroadcastingPerry Keller, Kings College London: The New Television Without Frontiers DirectiveNicholas Reville, Senior Lecturer in Law, De Montford University, Leicester: Future Regulation of Telecommunication Infrastructure in the EUSantha Rasaiah, Head of Legal and Editorial Affairs at the Newspaper Society and David Newell, Director of the Newspaper Society and Chairman of the Legal Framework Committee of the European Newspaper Publishers Association: Data Protection and Press FreedomRichard Meade, Barrister: Comparative Advertising in the UKthe New Law in its InfancyPART TWO: ANNUAL SURVEYS 1997Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC and Natalia Schiffrin: The European Human Rights Convention and Media LawRichard Shillito and Eric Barendt: Libel LawAndrew Nicol QC and Heather Rogers: Media Reporting RestrictionsJames Michael: Complaints Against the MediaTony Ballard: Broadcasting and Cable Services (a) Broadcasting Law in 1996E.P.O. Mercer: Broadcasting and Cable Services (b) Main Developments in the Field of Local Delivery and Associated Telecommunication ServicesDeborah Stones: Copyright and the Media (a) International Developments in 1996Jane Moore: Copyright and the Media (b) Developments in Substantive Copyright LawStephen Bate: Copyright and the Media (c) Developments in the Law relating to Copyright Remedies, Practice and ProcedureJohn Corr, James Ware and John Enser: The Music Industry in 1996David Aitman: EC and United Kingdom Competition Law DevelopmentsJohn Enser: Legal Developments in MultimediaPART THREE: REVIEW OF BOOKS

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This handsome book gives an authoritive and comprehensive account of media law developments during the year. Media Lawyer Sept 1998