Designed by a graduate student in the University of Florida's School of Journalism and Mass Communication for a electronic publishing class project, it is not meant to be a scholarly source, but it does provide some good introductory summaries and links for anyone who wants to learn about media law.
The following summaries and links to legal resources are intended to explain some ways in which media laws protect citizens and media companies (including print, broadcast, and electronic media). Note***All the informational summaries on this website are from The Law of Public Communication by Kent Middleton, Roger Trager, & Bill Chamberlin (2001 Edition).
There are six primary sources from which the law in the United States comes (Middleton, Trager, & Chamberlin, 2001).
Links to information about general media law:
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