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The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law
Norm Goldstein
0465004881
Jan 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
The world is divided into two types of people: those who wince when they see the words Canadian geese in print, and those who don't. If you are the former, or if you are the latter working for the former, the The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual provides invaluable assistance when you need to get your Canada geese all in a row. Countless newspapers and other publications base their style guides on this manual. The entries are arranged alphabetically and include issues of spelling, punctuation (there is no period in Dr Pepper), grammar, abbreviation, capitalization (Popsicle and Dumpster are, tollhouse cookies aren't), hyphenation (none, surprisingly, in ball point pen), and frequently misused words. There are also longer discussions of things such as Arabic...


The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life
Ramesh Ponnuru
1596980044
April 2006
Hardcover
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From the Inside Flap
Is the Democratic Party the "Party of Death"? If you look at their agenda they are. IT’S NOT JUST abortion-on-demand. It’s euthanasia, embryo destruction, even infanticide—and a potentially deadly concern with "the quality of life" of disabled people. If you think these issues don’t concern you—guess again. The Party of Death could be roaring into the White House, as National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru shows, in the person of Hillary Rodham Clinton. In The Party of Death, Ponnuru details how left-wing radicals, using abortion as their lever, took over the Democratic Party—and how they have used their power to corrupt our law and politics, abolish our fundamental right to life, and push the envelope in ever more dangerous directions. In The Party of Death, Ponnuru reveals: ...


Lowering the Bar
Marc Galanter
0299213501
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“A tour de force. . . . THE classic collection of lawyer jokes and analysis.”—Alan Dundes, University of California, Berkeley

Book Description
What do you call 600 lawyers at the bottom of the sea? Marc Galanter calls it an opportunity to investigate the meanings of a rich and time-honored genre of American humor: lawyer jokes. Lowering the Bar analyzes hundreds of jokes from Mark Twain classics to contemporary anecdotes about Dan Quayle, Johnnie Cochran, and Kenneth Starr. Drawing on representations of law and lawyers in the mass media, political discourse, and public opinion surveys, Galanter finds that the increasing reliance on law has coexisted uneasily with anxiety about the “legalization” of society. Informative and always entertaining, his...


Mass Media Law, 2003 Edition, with Free Student CD-ROM
Don R. Pember
0072559659
June 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mass Media Law is the market-leading text. The most relevant mass media legal decisions -- from the Constitution to the most recent Supreme Court sessions -- are discussed in relation to their relevance to modern American law. Known for its clear explanations and its consistent pedagogy, the text includes mid-chapter summaries, a table of cases, and more. From the Internet to political advertising laws, Mass Media Law examines the current issues that are shaping the United States legal system.

About the Author
Don R. Pember has a doctorate in mass communication law from the University of Wisconsin and is a Professor of Communications at the University of Washington, where he recently completed his 33rd year of teaching journalism and mass communication. He is the recipient of...


Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law: Fully Revised and Updated
Norm Goldstein (Editor)
0641725302

Paperback
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Mass Media Law 2005-2006
Don R. Pember
0072985356
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This market-leading text discusses the most relevant mass media legal decisions, from the Constitution to the most recent Supreme Court sessions, in relation to their relevance to modern American law. From the Internet to political advertising laws, Mass Media Law examines the current issues that are shaping the United States legal system. Known for its clear explanations and its consistent pedagogy, the text includes mid-chapter summaries, a table of cases, and more. The new edition has been heavily revised to include several new cases, updated coverage on military censorship (to include the war in Iraq), intrusion on the Internet, and new material on the deregulation of the telecommunications industry.

About the Author
Don R. Pember has a doctorate in mass...


Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis
William Haltom
0226314642
September 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
The Law and Politics Book Review : "This is an excellent study and should assume its rightful place in the pantheonn of law and society studies."--The Law and Politics Book Review
The Law and Politics Book Review : "This is an excellent study and should assume its rightful place in the pantheonn of law and society studies."--The Law and Politics Book Review

Book Description
In recent years, stories of reckless lawyers and greedy citizens have given the legal system, and victims in general, a bad name. Many Americans have come to believe that we live in the land of the litigious, where frivolous lawsuits and absurdly high settlements reign.

Scholars have argued for years that this common view of the depraved ruin of our civil legal system is a myth, but their...


Mass Media Law
Don R. Pember
0073126853
May 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Mass Media Law is the market-leading text. The most relevant mass media legal decisions -- from the Constitution to the most recent Supreme Court sessions -- are discussed in relation to their relevance to modern American law. Known for its clear explanations and its consistent pedagogy, the text includes mid-chapter summaries, a table of cases, and more. From the Internet to political advertising laws, Mass Media Law examines the current issues that are shaping the United States legal system. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


The Law of Journalism & Mass Communication
Robert Trager
0073213446
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Mining an intense commitment and driving vision to reach today's students, combined with teaching experience of nearly 50 years, the authors of this new text offer an exciting alternative in the field of mass media law. Highly praised by reviewers, the book's dynamic visual design and innovative pedagogy engage contemporary students--complementing the comprehensive coverage and organization seen in traditional texts. The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication features a wealth of new elements and strategies that encourage students to read the text closely and aid in critical evaluation of the complex and shifting field of media law.


Objection!: How High-Priced Defence Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System
Nancy Grace
1401301800
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Grace, an ex-prosecutor who for years has been a fixture on Court TV and now CNN, attacks criminals and their lawyers in this fiercely opinionated critique of the criminal justice system. Grace became a prosecutor after her fiancé was murdered and claims to have achieved a 100% conviction rate. A political shuffle cost her that job, but God, she believes, led her to the airwaves to continue her battle of good against evil. Defense attorneys, she contends, are con artists whose job is "to obscure the truth from the jury." Other targets of the author's wrath are celebrity defendants who, she says, receive special treatment at trials and in sentencing; greedy citizens who talk their way onto juries to gather material for instant books; and hucksters who sell memorabilia collected from depraved criminals....


All You Need to Know About the Music Business
Donald S. Passman
0743246373
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Our band is about to get beyond the local scene and start wrestling with the industry for record deals and national tours, so I practically jumped out of my skin when I finally found this book. It completely demystifies the workings of the entire music industry--in a musician-friendly way. A tiny, selfish neuron in me hesitated for a moment about telling the world of this book--but hey, we musicians are all in this together. If everyone negotiating with record companies read and used this book, we'd collectively be better able to get the sort of financial rewards our art deserves. Just so you know this isn't a load of hype, here are the section and chapter titles. Your Team of Advisors How to Pick a Team; Personal Managers; Business Managers; Attorneys; Agents Record Deals Broad-Strokes Overview of the Record...


Mass Media Law, 2007/2008 Edition + Powerweb
Don R. Pember
007327898X
Apr 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This market-leading text discusses the most relevant mass media legal decisions, from the Constitution to the most recent Supreme Court sessions, in relation to their relevance to modern American law. From the Internet to political advertising laws, Mass Media Law examines the current issues that are shaping the United States legal system. Known for its clear explanations and its consistent pedagogy, the text includes mid-chapter summaries, a table of cases, a separate additional table of contents for Internet related cases and issues, and more. The new edition has been heavily revised to include many new cases, and updated coverage of important current media law concerns including the right of reporters to protect their sources, censorship problems related to terrorism, file sharing and the law of privacy and ethics. ...


Maze
Catherine Coulter
0515122491
August 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Full of karate, pistol-whipping, and other malevolent mayhem, Catherine Coulter's The Maze could be described as a junior-varsity version of Silence of the Lambs. As in that novel, the heroine in The Maze, Lacey Sherlock, becomes an FBI agent to help unravel the mysteries of her own past. Seven years after her sister was brutally slain by a serial killer (the wonderfully creepy "String Killer"), Lacey is assigned to the FBI's Criminal Apprehension Unit (CAU). The CAU, headed by brawny bureau egghead Dillon Savich, uses computer modeling to catch the baddest guys around--it's like profiling, but with databases. Before you know it, Dillon and Lacey are tangling with the String Killer. Even when the scenarios are not terribly inventive--"Let's use Lacey as bait! What a great idea!"--Coulter makes sure that...


Entertainment Law
Adam Epstein
0131147439
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Introducing a historical perspective in the music, radio, television, and motion picture industries, this book contains interrelated chapters that clearly and concisely expose readers to various legal issues among the segments of the entertainment industry. It shows that an appreciation of the extremely creative individuals that comprise the industry will be helpful if you choose entertainment law as a career. After a short overview of the American legal system, this book covers agents and managers, entertainment contracts, constitutional issues, administrative regulation, antitrust regulation, intellectual property issues, live performance issues, music and music publishing issues, and legal issues in television and motion pictures. An excellent reference and informational book for anyone involved in sports and/or...


Compilation of Selected Acts Within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Energy and Commerce
U S Government Printing Office
0160740088
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Music Business (Explained in Plain English): What Every Artist and Songwriter Should Know to Avoid Getting Ripped Off!
David Naggar
1577465709
January 2003
Paperback
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Billboard
Veteran music attorney Naggar . . . provide[s] a valuable service by explaining the business elements of a recording or songwriting career in simple terms that can be understood by the average person.

Keyboard Magazine
Finally, an explanation for the music business! The title says it all. The Music Business is easy to read, concise, and it covers a surprising amount of ground. . . .

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The Electronic Media and the Transformation of Law
M. Ethan Katsh
0195045904
July 1989
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
"The high-technology invasion of the legal process is in full swing," observes Katsh, a law professor at the University of Massachusetts. In this lucid, well-documented commentary, he persuasively argues that the telecommunications media are effecting fundamental changes in legal doctrine concerning individual expression and, more specifically, the creation, storage, processing, and dissemination of information. Just as the advent of printing, for instance, rendered state control over printed matter much less effective than in pre-Gutenberg times, so the electronic revolution is prompting challenges to the law in such areas as privacy, copyright, and obscenity. A first-class book, essential for law and journalism collections.- Kenneth F. Kister, Poynter Inst. for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Fla.Copyright 1989...


Anatomy of Motive: The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals
John Douglas
0671023934
July 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
What makes people kill? Specifically, what are the motivations behind serial, mass, and spree killings? Drawing from cases such as the mass murder in Dunblane, Scotland, in which a lone gunman mowed down 16 children and their teacher, the still-unsolved Tylenol poisonings, and the Unabomber, former FBI profiler John Douglas and coauthor Mark Olshaker try to explain the unthinkable. What sets The Anatomy of Motive apart from so many of the theories about these horrific acts of violence is that Douglas and Olshaker have no obvious political agenda. They don't look for easy answers and they don't provide easy solutions. They do, however, offer some insight into the twisted kind of thinking that can lead a person to believe that the solution to his problems lies in bloodshed. They also provide some danger signs that may help to...

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