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COMM 325 - Media Law: Home

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FCC Daily Digest The Daily Digest provides a brief synopsis of Commission orders, news releases, speeches, public notices and all other FCC documents that are released each business day.

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First Amendment

The Freedom Forum (nonpartisan foundation that champions the five freedoms of the First Amendment).

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Media Law - General Overview

Media Law is defined as "The legislation through which governments regulate the mass media. It includes issues of censorship, copyright, defamation, broadcast law, and antitrust law. In democracies, media law is seen as a balancing act between two conflicting principles: freedom of expression and constraints laid down in statutes of common law, as in issues of defamation and the national interest." (source: A Dictionary of Media and Communication. Oxford University Press).

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LexisNexis has access to much of the case law, opinion, and secondary sources. LexisNexis provides several tutorials from to help you get started in legal research.