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Fall 2008 - Mass Media Law

Anderson, David A

Unique # 28520 Credit Hours: 3 Course ID: 341M
DayTimeLocation
MTW10:30 - 11:20 amTNH 2.138
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
  Final Monday, December 15 8:30 am -   A-L
  M-Z
  2.140
  2.138
  2.140
  2.138
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This course covers a sampling of the legal problems that are generated by the activities of the mass media, including some first amendment theory and history, restraints on publication, invasion of privacy, restrictions on access to information, commercial speech, government speech, regulation of advertising, and regulation of broadcast journalism.  It is part common law (e.g., defamation), part statutory (e.g., freedom of information acts), and part regulatory (e.g., Federal Communications Commission), with strands of first amendment and state constitutional law running throughout.

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