Australian Media Law [5th Edition]

Butler, Desmond A. & Rodrick, Sharon (2015) Australian Media Law [5th Edition]. Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited, Pyrmont, N.S.W.

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Australian Media Law details and explains the complex case law, legislation and regulations governing media practice in areas as diverse as journalism, advertising, multimedia and broadcasting. It examines the issues affecting traditional forms of media such as television, radio, film and newspapers as well as for recent forms such as the internet, online forums and digital technology, in a clear and accessible format.

New additions to the fifth edition include:

  • the implications of new anti-terrorism legislation for journalists;

  • developments in privacy law, including Law Reform recommendations for a statutory cause of action to protect personal privacy in Australia and the expanding privacy jurisprudence in the United Kingdom and New Zealand;

  • liability for defamation of internet search engines and service providers;

  • the High Court decision in Roadshow v iiNet and the position of internet service providers in relation to copyright infringement via their services;

  • new suppression order regimes;

  • statutory reforms providing journalists with a rebuttable presumption of non-disclosure when called upon to reveal their sources in a court of law;

  • recent developments regarding whether journalists can use electronic devices to collect and disseminate information about court proceedings;

  • contempt committed by jurors via social media; and an examination of recent decisions on defamation, confidentiality, vilification, copyright and contempt.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 89621
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Media Law in Australia, journalism, advertising, multimedia and broadcasting, digital technology, copyright, privacy law, confidentiality, defamation
ISBN: 9780455234403
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2015 22:28
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 02:33

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