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G. Edward White

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190634940

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190634940.001.0001

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The Laws of Mass Media

The Laws of Mass Media

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(p.291) 5 The Laws of Mass Media
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Law in American History, Volume III
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G. Edward White

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190634940.003.0006

This chapter surveys the development of three regimes in the laws of print, broadcast, and cable media, with different frameworks for government regulation, and the challenge of applying any of those frameworks to communications on the internet. The chapter considers constitutional decisions in each of the areas over the course of the middle and late twentieth century.

Keywords:   mass media, broadcast regulation, legal status, print media, law, internet, obscenity, indecency

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