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Mass Media Law (Paperback)

Edition 18
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    "Since the last edition of the textbook, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down important rulings in more than a half-dozen, high-profile cases affecting freedom of speech, access to information, and jury bias. Those rulings from 2010 and 2011, all of whic......more

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"Since the last edition of the textbook, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down important rulings in more than a half-dozen, high-profile cases affecting freedom of speech, access to information, and jury bias. Those rulings from 2010 and 2011, all of which are addressed in this new edition, include - United States v. Stevens, in which the Court declared as unconstitutionally overbroad a federal statute that criminalized the commercial creation, sale or possession of certain depictions of animal cruelty, and, in particular, so-called "crush videos" (see Chapters 1 and 2). In issuing its ruling, the Court refused to carve out a new category of unprotected speech for images of animal cruelty - Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, in which the Court declared unconstitutional a California statute limiting minors' access to purchasing and renting violent video games (see Chapter 2). The decision hopefully will put an end to similar state and local legislation that seems to be adopted every time a school shooting occurs and legislators blame the violent media content"--

Author:
Pember, Don R.
Genre:
LAW / Media & the Law
Audience:
Professional and scholarly
Edition:
18
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
686
Language:
English
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Publish Date:
02/21/2012
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9780073526188
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
8.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
2.4 lb
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