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Violence As Obscenity

Author : Kevin W. Saunders
ISBN : UOM:39076001742597
Genre : Law
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This timely and accessible volume takes a fresh approach to a question of increasing public concern: whether or not the federal government should regulate media violence. In Violence as Obscenity, Kevin W. Saunders boldly calls into question the assumption that violent material is protected by the First Amendment. Citing a recognized exception to the First Amendment that allows for the regulation of obscene material, he seeks to expand the definition of obscenity to include explicit and offensive depictions of violence. Saunders examines the public debate on media violence, the arguments of professional and public interest groups urging governmental action, and the media and the ACLU’s desire for self-regulation. Citing research that links violence in the media to actual violence, Saunders argues that a present danger to public safety may be reduced by invoking the existing law on obscenity. Reviewing the justifications of that law, he finds that not only is the legal history relied on by the Supreme Court inadequate to distinguish violence from sex, but also many of the justifications apply more forcefully to instances of violence than to sexually explicit material that has been ruled obscene. Saunders also examines the actions that Congress, states, and municipalities have taken to regulate media violence as well as the legal limitations imposed on such regulations by the First Amendment protections given to speech and the press. In discussing the current operation of the obscenity exception and confronting the issue of censorship, he advocates adapting to the regulation of violent material the doctrine of variable obscenity, which applies a different standard for material aimed at youth, and the doctrine of indecency, which allows for federal regulation of broadcast material. Cogently and passionately argued, Violence as Obscenity will attract scholars of American constitutional law and mass communication, and general readers moved by current debates about media violence, regulation, and censorship.

Mass Media

Author : James B. Martin
ISBN : 1590332628
Genre : Reference
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Mass media has become an integral part of the human experience. News travels around the world in a split second affecting people in other countries in untold ways. Although being on top of the news may be good, at least for news junkies, mass media also transmits values or the lack thereof, condenses complex events and thoughts to simplified sound bites and often ignores the essence of an event or story. The selective bibliography gathers the books and magazine literature over the previous ten years while providing access through author, title and subject indexes.

Deciding Communication Law

Author : Susan Dente Ross
ISBN : 9780805846980
Genre : Law
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This advanced-level communication law text provides guided readings, introductory legal material, case reading lists, and questions to guide student reading, in addition to the cases. For graduate communication law courses in media and law programs.

Impact Of Mass Media

Author : Ray Eldon Hiebert
ISBN : UCSC:32106015568063
Genre : Social Science
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There can be no question that the media play an important role in our contemporary society. The fourth edition of Impact of Mass Media explores the issues surrounding the growing presence of mass media in our everyday lives by presenting arguments from contemporary leading thinkers, observers, and critics. This new edition features thought-provoking, new articles on topics such as diversity in the age of electronic news, global media giants, government secrecy, and the slow death of culture. By providing a balanced approach for examining the effects of media on current issues, Hiebert lets students decide for themselves how mass media can be manipulated and how mass media manipulate the public.

Recent Acquisitions

Author : Ohio State University. College of Law. Library
ISBN : OSU:32437123161800
Genre : Law libraries
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Selected Acquisitions

Author : Robert Crown Law Library
ISBN : STANFORD:36105061934795
Genre : Law
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Selected Acquisitions Of The Library

Author : Indiana University, Bloomington. Law Library
ISBN : IND:30000047097401
Genre : Acquisitions (Libraries)
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Cracking The Ap U S Government And Politics 2004 2005

Author : Tom Meltzer
ISBN : 0375763910
Genre : Study Aids
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Provides techniques for achieving high scores on the AP U.S. government and politics exam and includes two full-length practice tests.

Entertainment Law And Business

Author : William D. Henslee
ISBN : 9781454881551
Genre : Law
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Designed to provide a business basis for legal applications, Entertainment Law and Business provides a practical approach to learning the law that applies to the entertainment industry, and covers the processes involved from submitting an idea to creating an actual product. The book includes the most up-to-date material along with the seminal cases that have shaped the industry. Organized by substantive areas of law and by business practice areas so that an instructor can use the book in a survey course or for a specialty seminar, this casebook will reflect the business-driven nature of the Entertainment Law course area. Professors and students will benefit from: Recent cases and articles Primary cases edited to include only pertinent facts, law, and reasoning for the outcome Notes which include both practical information about the case and additional information to enhance the understanding of the reasoning Discussion questions Organization by substantive areas of law and by business practice areas Flexibility—an instructor can use the book in a survey course or for a specialty seminar Experienced authors: William Henslee received an M.F.A. from UCLA film school and has practical entertainment experience. As a principal in the firm of Henslee and Weisberger, he has represented clients in the music and sports industries. Elizabeth Henslee is a former clerk for 5th District Court of Appeal, law librarian, and wrote “one of the best law review articles related to entertainment, publishing and/or the arts published within the last year” in 2015 (voted by Thomson). She is the owner of October Boys Entertainment, LLC., a company primarily engaged in music publishing. Online companion materials, including updates of recent cases and links to supplemental videos and websites that follow the text. Teaching materials include: Teacher’s Manual, including additional reading suggestions and film, television, music, and websites to enhance the text. The Manual will explain the authors’ reasons for including the case in the text and provide contextual background information when helpful. Sample syllabi

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105117254602
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