Cases in Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media

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The primary goal of this book is to present cases that will familiarize communications students with authoritative judicial reasoning on key principles of communications law. Most of the cases are from the Supreme Court of the United States and stand as precedents that all other courts in the nation must follow.

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Contents

The First Amendment
7
Risks to Public Safety
39
Damage to Reputation
65
Copyright

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John D. Zelezny, an attorney and senior public relations executive, has extensive experience in both academia and the professional world of communications. His varied career began as a small-town newspaper reporter in the 1970s, later encompassed fifteen years as a professor of media law and journalism at three West Coast universities, and eventually led to his employment as a corporate executive and strategic communications adviser to CEOs and boards of directors. He is a member of The State Bar of California and currently serves as senior vice president and chief communications officer for Community Medical Centers in Fresno, California. He is a frequent lecturer on communications law and the author of complex First Amendment problems for law-school advocacy competitions. Mr. Zelezny holds degrees from Humboldt State University and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

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