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Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media

Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media
Author: John D. Zelezny
ISBN 13: 9780495050292
ISBN 10: 495050296
Edition: 5
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 2006-05-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 544
List Price: $246.95

Zelezny, a licensed attorney and formerly a professor of media law, explores the legal principles that influence mass communication in this text for students who will work in journalism and other forms of mass communication. Coverage of Internet issues involving technology and cyberspace law is new for this edition, and there are new chapter Web resources, along with expanded discussions of First Amendment rights and post-September 11th restrictions on speech and privacy. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


A text written primarily for students who anticipate actually working as professional communicators in the mass media. Its aim is to instill a greater appreciation for freedom of expression, provide an overview of the diverse field of communications law, and impart a functional understanding of the legal rules and principles that are generally most relevant to mass communications professionals in the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)