Law and the Media

Law and the Media

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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.4.2.1 General principles The legal principles of defamation apply to publication in new media formats. ... in the media should apply the existing legal principles of defamation to any material published in new media format in order to avoid being sued for defamation. ... It is the largest system linking together millions of web sites and documents across the Internet. ... Demon accepted that the postings were defamatory but claimed it was not responsible for material posted by its users.

Title:Law and the Media
Author:Tom Crone
Publisher:CRC Press - 2013-07-31


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