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Spring 2010 - Mass Media Law

Anderson, David A

Unique # 28380 Credit Hours: 3 Course ID: 341M
MTW11:30 am - 12:20 pmTNH 2.140
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
  Final Monday, May 17 8:30 am -   A-Z

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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