Media & Entertainment Law

Author:   Ursula Smartt (University of Surrey, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Edition:   4th New edition
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9781138479128


Pages:   680
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Ursula Smartt (University of Surrey, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Edition:   4th New edition
Weight:   1.583kg
ISBN:  

9781138479128


ISBN 10:   1138479128
Pages:   680
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Glossary of Acronyms and Legal Terms Table of Cases Table of Legislation Table of International Instruments and Treaties 1. Freedom of Expression 1.1 Overview 1.2 Philosophical foundations of freedom of expression 1.3 Theoretical foundations of free speech rights 1.4 Freedom of expression and Article 10 ECHR 1.5 Conceptual differences between freedom of expression and media freedom 1.6 Revenge porn, sextortion, trolling and extreme hate speech: online media and internet censorship 1.7 Global internet censorship and governance 1.8 Protecting journalistic rights and sources 1.9 Further reading 2. Confidentiality and Privacy 2.1 Overview 2.2 Confidentiality: legal conventions and common law remedies 2.3 Official secrets 2.4 Privacy: legal developments since the Human Rights Act 1998 2.5 A child's right to privacy 2.6 Privacy orders and super injunctions 2.7 The privacy ruling in Cliff Richard 2.8 Internet privacy: the 'right to be forgotten' 2.9 What is 'the public interest test'? 2.10 Paparazzi, drones and privacy 2.11 A tort of privacy? 2.12 Analysis and discussion: balancing individual rights to privacy and the media's freedom of expression. 2.12 Further reading 3. Defamation 3.1 Overview 3.2 History of defamation in common law 3.3 Defamation Act 2013 3.4 Injury to business reputation 3.5 Internet libel: cyber bullies, bloggers and tweeters 3.6 General defences 3.7 Operators of websites 3.8 Defamation in Scotland and Northern Ireland 3.9 Libel tourism and forum shopping 3.10 Further reading 4. Reporting Legal Proceedings 4.1 Overview 4.2 The open justice principle 4.3 Automatic reporting restrictions and anonymity orders 4.4 Reporting on children and young persons 4.5 Family courts and the Court of Protection 4.6 Military courts and inquests 4.7 Secret courts and public interest immunity 4.8 Further reading 5. Contempt of Court 5.1 Overview 5.2 History: the common law of contempt 5.3 The Contempt of Court Act 1981: strict liability 5.4 General Defences 5.5 The role of the Attorney General in contempt proceedings 5.6 Juries: social media and the internet 5.7 Courtroom TV 5.8 Further reading 6. Freedom of Public Information and Data Protection 6.1 Overview 6.2 Historical overview 6.3 The Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations and INSPIRE Regulations 6.4 The role of the Information Commissioner's Office 6.5 Data protection legislation 6.6 Legal challenges and actions 6.7 The surveillance state: Max Schrems and Facebook 6.8 Freedom of information: Scotland and Northern Ireland 6.9 Further reading 7. Regulating the print media 7.1 Overview 7.2 What is the function of regulators and quangos? 7.3 Models of self-regulation, co-regulation and statutory regulation 7.4 Historic development of print press regulation 7.5 The phonehacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry 7.6 Press regulation in the United Kingdom post Leveson 7.7 Analysis and discussion: regulating fake news? 7.8 Further reading 8. Regulating the communications industry 8.1 Overview 8.2 Broadcasting regulations: TV and Radio 8.3 Regulation of public service broadcasting 8.4 Office of Communications: Ofcom 8.5 Regulating paid-for services: who controls YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime? 8.6 Regulating online harmful content 8.7 Advertising standards 8.8 Regulating the film and video industry: the British Board of Film Classification 8.9 Party political, elections and referendum broadcast legislation and regulation 8.10 Further reading 9. Intellectual Property Law 9.1 Overview 9.2 Introduction to copyright law 9.3 The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 9.4 Duration of copyright 9.5 Passing off 9.6 Copyright infringement, general defences and remedies 9.7 Trade marks, patents and designs 9.8 Disputes about IP rights in a virtual world 9.9 The EU Copyright Directive 2019 9.10 Further reading 10. Entertainment Law 10.1 Overview 10.2 Phonograms and musical works 10.3 Joint authorship of copyright 10.4 Performers' rights 10.5 Music piracy: bootlegging, sampling and parody 10.6 Licensing agreements and assignments 10.7 Copyright claims in the entertainment industry 10.8 Performing rights and music collecting societies 10.9 Freedom of expression and the arts: concluding thoughts 10.10 Further reading Bibliography Internet Sources and Useful Websites Index

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Ursula Smartt lectures in law at New College of the Humanities - Northeastern University, Boston, USA, and London. She is a Researcher in Media and Entertainment Law at the University of Surrey, Guildford.

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