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BLASI'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS: LANDMARK CASES, HISTORIC ESSAYS, AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS (2016)
Written by: Vincent Blasi Subject Area: Communications Law
Category: First Amendment Law
Book: 217

This accessible and engaging book, with a focus on historical developments, basic principles, landmark cases, and contemporary issues without elaborating on the doctrinal matrix in full lawyerly detail, is well-suited for a political science or journalism school course on the First Amendment.

It is organized around six historic essays about the freedom of speech by James Madison, John Stuart Mill, Judge Learned Hand, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Justice Louis Brandeis, and Alexander Meiklejohn. For the most part, these classic essays advance "instrumental" claims about how free speech serves social goods such as political legitimacy and responsiveness, the development of new knowledge and better understanding, societal adaptation to changing conditions, and the checking of abuses of power.

Both the classic and the contemporary individual-centered arguments can be better understood by applying them to specific issues of First Amendment interpretation. Accordingly, this book includes virtually all of the landmark Supreme Court cases construing the speech and press clauses of the First Amendment, plus several major decisions of the last decade that have the potential to become landmark precedents.

ISBN 9781634599016

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SULLIVAN AND FELDMAN'S FIRST AMENDMENT LAW, 6TH (2016)
Written by: Kathleen M. Sullivan; Noah Feldman Subject Area: Communications Law
Category: First Amendment Law
Book: 246

The Sixth Edition provides in-depth coverage of the freedoms of speech, press and association, as well as the free exercise and establishment clauses. The material covers in freestanding form all the chapters and materials relating to the First Amendment from Sullivan and Feldman's Constitutional Law, Nineteenth Edition. Highlights of the new edition include the state of the law on such contemporary First Amendment problems as restricting corporate expenditures in political campaigns and regulation of speech constituting material support of terror. Students using this casebook will be well-equipped to litigate any area of First Amendment law.

ISBN 9781634594486

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CARTER, DEE AND ZUCKMAN'S MASS COMMUNICATION LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 7TH (2014)
Written by: T. Barton Carter; Juliet Lushbough Dee; Harvey L Zuckman Subject Area: Communications Law
Category: Media/Mass Communications Law
Book: 213

Mass Communication Law in a Nutshell satisfies the need for a basic text in communication law, not only for law students but for journalism and communication students as well.

ISBN 9780314280633

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CARTER, FRANKLIN, SANDERS, AND WRIGHT’S THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND THE FOURTH ESTATE: THE LAW OF MASS MEDIA, 12TH (2017)
Written by: T. Barton Carter; Marc A. Franklin; Amy Kristin Sanders; Jay B. Wright Subject Area: Communications Law
Category: Media/Mass Communications Law
Book: 337

This coursebook provides a thorough examination of the law of mass media, providing principal court opinions, explanatory text, and questions for discussion. Topics include the American legal system, introduction to freedom of expression, defamation, privacy, liability for emotional and physical harm, copyright and trademark, national security, obscenity and indecency, advertising regulation, press coverage of the administration of justice, confidentiality, newsgathering from non-judicial public sources, ownership of the media and related problems, access to the media, introduction to broadcasting, and legal control of broadcast programming. In this edition, Internet and new media topics, including net neutrality and other current issues, are integrated into the other materials.

ISBN 9781634602754

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KANG'S COMMUNICATIONS LAW AND POLICY, 4TH (2012)
Written by: Jerry Kang Subject Area: Communications Law
Category: Media/Mass Communications Law
Book: 215

This work is a comprehensive introduction to the technology, economics, law, and policy of modern communications. Organized by analytic concepts, the book's basic ideas ; power, entry, pricing, bad content, good content, consolidation, access, and classification ; equip students with a durable, yet flexible intellectual structure that can help parse a complex and ever-changing field. Replete with concise technological and legal summaries, the text provides carefully edited opinions and FCC reports, plus technical diagrams, flowcharts, and mind maps that help students navigate between minutiae and the big picture. The edition covers all major communications industries and cutting-edge issues such as Voice-Over-IP (VOIP), IPTV and the Open Internet ("net neutrality").

ISBN 9781609300319

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LOVING'S LAW OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS: FREEDOM AND CONTROL OF PRINT AND BROADCAST MEDIA, 14TH (2016)
Written by: Bill Loving Subject Area: Communications Law
Category: Media/Mass Communications Law
Book: 335

The Fourteenth Edition retains the "old-school" research and analysis coupled with continuing developments in media law. Principles of law are under the pressures of accommodating new methods of communication and a willingness to give up privacy in return for ease of access to information and social groups. The text deals with the service function of media in light of developments regarding access to information, campaign spending and the ability to criticize government.

ISBN 9781634602716

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