Extensively updated and expanded chapters provide:
*more detailed explanations of the legal system, the judicial process, and the relationship between media ethics and media law;
*new cases in this developing area of the law that has attracted renewed attention from the U.S. Supreme Court;
*the new Telecommunications Act and the Communications Decency Act;
*a discussion of telecommunications and the Internet;
*new developments in access to courts, records, and meetings such as recent court decisions and statutory changes; and
*more information about trademark and trade secret laws and recent changes in copyright laws, as well as major court decisions on intellectual property.
The book has also been updated to include new developments in obscenity and indecency laws, such as the Communications Decency Act, and the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Reno vs. ACLU. In addition, the instructor's manual includes a listing of electronic sources of information about media law, sample exams, and a sample syllabus"--
Roy L. Moore is Professor of Journalism and Dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from the Georgia State University College of Law.
Michael D. Murray is University of Missouri Board of Curators' Professor and Chair of the Faculty Senate and University Assembly at University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.