Australian Media Law 5th Edition

Australian Media Law 5th Edition

By Des Butler, Sharon Rodrick


$177.00 RRP

Date: 27/07/2015

Code: 9780455234403

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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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.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction  

Chapter 2 Free Speech

Chapter 3 Defamation  

Chapter 4 Reporting Parliament and Elections  

Chapter 5 Media and Open Justice  

Chapter 6 Contempt of Court  

Chapter 7 Confidentiality and Sources of Information  

Chapter 8 Privacy  

Chapter 9 Offensive Publications  

Chapter 10 Media and National Security  

Chapter 11 Negligence  

Chapter 12 Copyright  

Chapter 13 Advertising  

Chapter 14 Regulation of the Media  

Chapter 15 Media Ownership and Control

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