Media Law

Jack M. Balkin and Adam S. Cohen

The casebook for the course will be Franklin, Anderson and Lidsky, Mass Media Law: Cases and Materials (7th ed. 2005), with the 2009 Supplement.  Additional materials will be available online.

1. Defamation (9/13/2010)

Additional reading (optional)

2.  Privacy and other communications torts (9/20/2010)

A. Privacy

B. Infliction of Emotional Distress

C. Economic Harm

3. Prior Restraint and National Security (9/27/2010)

4. Broadcast and Cable Regulation (10/04/2010)

5. Content Regulation in Broadcast Media and the Internet (10/11/2010)

A. Indecency

B. Incitement and Aiding and Abetting

6. The Legal Regulation of Newsgathering (10/25/2010)

7. Press Privileges (11/01/2010)

8.  Access to Judicial Proceedings (11/08/2010)

9. Access to Government Information

10. Copyright

A. Fair Use

B. Intermediary liability for copyright infringement

11. Intermediary Liability on the Internet

A. Section 230

B. Intermediaries and Cyberbullying

12. Broadband Regulation and Network Neutrality

13. The Future of News and New Business Models for Journalism

A. The Problem

B. Proposals