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Tom Crone's classic text has been thoroughly revised by an impressive team of legal experts. It provides an essential source of reference for the key legal issues encountered by those who work in the media such as journalists, editors and producers, as well as media lawyers.
Topics covered include:
Protection of Reputation
Copyright and Rights Clearance
Breach of Confidence and Privacy
The Data Protection Act 1998
Reporting Restrictions, Contempt of Court and Protection of Journalistic Sources
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Official Secrets
Professional Regulatory Bodies and Advertising
The Human Rights Act 1998
The Law in Scotland and the United States of America
Comprehensive supplementary reference material is also provided, including a glossary of legal terms, addresses, telephone numbers and web sites of professional bodies, and specimen agreements including interview agreements and moral rights waivers.
With contributions from: Terence Bergin, Marietta Cauchi, Jane Colston, Mark Cranwell, Charles de Fleurieu, Simon Dowson-Collins, David Green, Peter Grundberg, Rebecca Handler, Joanna Ludlam, Rosalind McInnes, Hugh Tomlinson and John Wadham.
* A 'must-have' reference source for everyone in the media industry
* Features contributions from experts in media law
* Includes legal issues surrounding 'new media'