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Media Law for Producers, 4th Edition by Philip Miller

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Media Law: An Overview

Media law is a very broad body of law that incorporates elements of copyright and trademark law, contract law, labor law, defamation and privacy law, telecommunications law and policy, and the many legal issues that arise from the First Amendment's guarantees of free speech and freedom of the press.

To protect themselves from lawsuits and other legal entanglements, media producers need to be familiar with these key areas of law. Just as important, media professionals must be able to recognize the various guises under which legal issues can appear during the production process. Consider this fictional account of the legal roadblocks that confronted one unwary producer:

Richard Newman is the director of production ...

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