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Magazine Law : A Practical Guide - Peter Mason

Magazine Law

A Practical Guide

Paperback Published: 29th January 1998
ISBN: 9780415151429
Number Of Pages: 194

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Magazine Law is a comprehensive guide to the law for magazine journalists, editors and managers. Written by a barrister experienced in publishing and copyright law and a former magazine journalist and law lecturer, the book addresses the special needs of the magazine industry and explains the laws that regulate and seek to determine what journalists can and cannot publish, and how these laws are applied in everyday situations.
Written specifically for all those in the magazine industry, as well as students of magazine journalism, the authors address issues which directly affect day to day practice. The legal and regulatory framework is illustrated with case studies and up-to-date examples of precedent setting cases.
Topics covered include:
* the legal process and the distinction between criminal and civil law
* the role of the courts and reporting court procedure
* defamation, fair-comment and libel
* product testing and criticism
* copyright and passing off
* law for photographers, picture researchers and the use of illustrations
* privacy and trespass
* competition, lotteries and magazine promotion
* sub-editing errors and inaccurate copy
* ethical and professional issues facing journalists
Codes of Practice published by the Press Complaints Commission and National Union of Journalists are set out in appendices, as are requirements for the award of a National Vocational Qualification in Periodical Journalism in Press Law and Ethics. A glossary of legal terms is included.

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
An Outline of the English Legal Systemp. 1
It's a Matter of Reputationp. 8
'of Course It's True, but Can We Prove It?'p. 18
Handling Court Copyp. 26
A Degree of Privilegep. 32
'in My Opinion...'p. 40
When You Put It to the Testp. 45
Whose Copyright is It, Anyway?p. 51
Don't Be Held in Contemptp. 61
Strictly Confidentialp. 69
The Public's Interest in Privacyp. 77
A Question of Moralsp. 84
Some Pitfalls for Sub-Editorsp. 90
When a Reader Complainsp. 97
What Do I Do If...?p. 101
Making It Practicalp. 108
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Bibliography and Further Readingp. 189
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780415151429
ISBN-10: 0415151422
Series: Blueprint
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 29th January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1