Law and the Media

Law and the Media

eBook - 2002
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Tom Crone's classic text has been thoroughly revised by an impressive team of legal experts. It provides an essential source of reference for the key legal issues encountered by those who work in the media such as journalists, editors and producers, as well as media lawyers.

Topics covered include:

Protection of Reputation
Copyright and Rights Clearance
New Media
Breach of Confidence and Privacy
The Data Protection Act 1998
Reporting Restrictions, Contempt of Court and Protection of Journalistic Sources
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Official Secrets
Professional Regulatory Bodies and Advertising
The Human Rights Act 1998
The Law in Scotland and the United States of America

Comprehensive supplementary reference material is also provided, including a glossary of legal terms, addresses, telephone numbers and web sites of professional bodies, and specimen agreements including interview agreements and moral rights waivers.

With contributions from: Terence Bergin, Marietta Cauchi, Jane Colston, Mark Cranwell, Charles de Fleurieu, Simon Dowson-Collins, David Green, Peter Grundberg, Rebecca Handler, Joanna Ludlam, Rosalind McInnes, Hugh Tomlinson and John Wadham.

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Crone (legal manager, News International plc., UK) presents 21 contributions that summarize the statutory legislation affecting the work of journalists, editors, and producers working in England. Chapters cover legislation related to protection of reputation, intellectual property, privacy, court interventions, prevention of publication, state restriction on publication, media regulation, and compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights. Two final chapters discuss the major differences in media law in Scotland and the United States. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Focal, 2002
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9781136024412
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxv, 373 pages)


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