ERIC Number: ED051649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Mass Media and the Law; Freedom and Restraint.
Clark, David G., Ed.; Hutchinson, Earl R., Ed.
The papers and articles collected in this volume examine the relationship between government, business conglomerates, and the mass media and discuss the effect of this relationship on the flow of information. Separate sections are devoted to: the "right to know"; the effect of media barons on the flow of news; the "right of access"; the sometimes conflicting guarantees of the First and the Sixth Amendments; invasion of privacy; libel; obscenity; the impact of such Federal agencies as the Post Office, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission; and copyright laws. At the end of each section relevant books, articles, and court decisions are noted. In the concluding section of the book, the editors summarize their position by stating that the changing nature of the communications process demands that the law must not only protect the media's right of access to information, but must also forbid the arbitrary denial of space in which to present divergent opinions. (JY)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Business Responsibility, Censorship, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Confidentiality, Constitutional History, Copyrights, Court Litigation, Federal Courts, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Mass Media, Moral Values, News Media, Publishing Industry
Wiley-Interscience, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($12.95)
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