Law and the Media (Hardcover)

Law and the Media By Tom Crone, Tom Cassels (Editor), Estelle Overs (Editor) Cover Image

Law and the Media (Hardcover)

By Tom Crone, Tom Cassels (Editor), Estelle Overs (Editor)


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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
New Media
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.
Tom Crone is Legal Manager of News International plc, publishers of The Sun, News of the World, The Times and The Sunday Times. After 5 years as a practising Barrister, he became an in-house lawyer for Mirror Group in 1980 and 'jumped ship' to join News Group, publishers of The Sun and News of the World in 1985. Since then, he has been at the centre of numerous high profile media cases: Robert Maxwell, Elton John, Ian Botham, George Michael, Sonia Sutcliffe, Bill Roache, Gillian Taylforth, Bruce Grobelaar, Thompson and Venables (the Bulger Killers), and Her Majesty The Queen (twice).

Product Details ISBN: 9781138146419
ISBN-10: 1138146412
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 11th, 2016
Pages: 410
Language: English