Best Media & the Law Books
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1. All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition
Author: by Donald S. Passman
Simon & Schuster
All You Need to Know About the Music Business by veteran music lawyer Don Passmandubbed the industry bible by the Los Angeles Timesis now updated to address the biggest transformation of the music industry yet: streaming. For more than twenty-five years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry.
Now in its tenth edition, Donald Passman leads novices and experts alike through what has been the most profound change in the music business since the days of wax cylinders and piano rolls. For the first time in history, music is no longer monetized by selling somethingit’s monetized by how many times listeners stream a song.
And that completely changes the ecosystem of the business, as Passman explains in detail. Since the advent of file-sharing technology in the late 1990s to the creation of the iPod, the music industry has been teetering on the brink of a major transformationand with the newest switch to streaming music, this change has finally come to pass.
2. The Associated Press Stylebook: 2020-2022
Author: by Th Associated Press
Master the style guidelines of news writing, editing, and common usage with this indispensable guide perfect for students and professional writers everywhere. The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With the AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which their writers and editors are famous.
The AP Stylebook will help you master the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, word and numeral usage, and when to use “more than” instead of “over.” To make navigating these specialty chapters even easier, the Stylebook includes a comprehensive index.
Fully revised and updated to keep pace with world events, common usage, and AP procedures, The AP Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors and students cannot afford to be without.
3. Case Against the New Censorship: Protecting Free Speech from Big Tech, Progressives, and Universities
Author: by Alan Dershowitz
Hot Books (April 20, 2021)
In The Case Against the New Censorship: Protecting Free Speech from Big Tech, Progressives, and Universities, Alan DershowitzNew York Times bestselling author and one of America’s most respected legal scholarsanalyzes the current regressive war against freedom of speech being waged by well-meaning but dangerous censors and proposes steps that can be taken to defend, reclaim, and strengthen freedom of speech and other basic liberties that are under attack.
Alan Dershowitz has been called one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America by Politico and the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights by Newsweek.
He is also a fair-minded and even-handed expert on the Constitution and our civil liberties, and in this book offers his knowledge and insight to help readers understand the war being waged against free speech by the ostensibly well-meaning forces seeking to constrain this basic right.
4. The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication
Author: by Susan D. Ross
In The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication, authors Susan Dente Ross, Amy Reynolds, and Robert Trager present a lively, up-to-date, and comprehensive introduction to media law that brings the law to life for future professional communicators. The book is grounded in the traditions and rules of law but also contains fresh facts and relevant examples that keep readers engaged.
Tightly focused breakout boxes highlight contemporary examples of the law in action or emphasize central points of law as well as intersections with international law and policy. The thoroughly updated Seventh Edition contains a wealth of new content that is as timely as possiblefrom the U.S.
Supreme Court, federal and state courts, Congress, executive agencies, federal and state policymakers and advisory groups, and media organizations and allies. A refreshed look, feel, and flow of chapters provide readers an understanding of fast-expanding areas of the law and legal complexities.
5. Clearance & Copyright, 4th Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Film and Television
Author: by Michael C. Donaldson
Clearance and Copyright is the industry-standard guide to almost every conceivable rights issue that filmmakers, videomakers, television producers, and Internet content creators might encounter. From the initial acquisition of material through the rights issues that arise during preproduction, production, postproduction, and release, this legalese-free guide-now extensively revised, updated, and expanded-will help you protect yourself and your work from disastrous legal actions.
Among this edition’s new features are links to 25 downloadable contracts and 50 illustrative film clips.Michael C. Donaldson is a Los Angeles-based, entertainment lawyer with more than 45 years of experience in copyright and entertainment issues. He has been called the Obi-Wan Kenobi of Fair Use by the American Bar Association Journal.Lisa A.
Callif was named by The Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California (2014). Her primary focus is on representing independent filmmakers.
6. Legal Guide for the Visual Artist
Author: by Tad Crawford
This classic guide for artists is completely revised and updated to provide an in-depth view of the legal issues facing the visual artist today and provides practical legal guidance for any visual artist involved with creative work. Among the many new topics covered in this comprehensive guide are: detailed coverage of the myriad developments in copyright (including online copyright registration procedures and use of art on the Internet); changes in laws protecting artists in artist-gallery relationships are explained in depth; scope of First Amendment protections for graffiti art and the sale of art in public spaces; detailed as well as new cases dealing with art and privacy; and a model contract for Web site design and much more.
The book also covers copyrights, moral rights, contracts, licensing, sales, special risks and protections for art and artists, book publishing, video and multimedia works, leases, taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, grants, and how to find the best professional advisers and attorneys.
7. Contracts for the Film & Television Industry, 3rd Edition
Author: by Mark Litwak
Contracts for the Film and Television Industry is an invaluable collection of sample entertainment contracts accompanied by legalese-free discussions of their key concepts and terms. The third edition of this popular handbook is revised and expanded (adding 18 new contracts) making it the ultimate entertainment-law guide for all independent filmmakers, who, armed with it, can save themselves thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Contracts for the Film and Television Industry contains 80 contracts covering: Basic provisions of entertainment contracts; Depiction and copyright releases; Literary submissions and sales; Artist employment; Collaborations; Music; Financing; Production; Distribution and exhibition; Merchandising; Retainers; and much more, including a glossary of relevant terms.
8. All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Ninth Edition
Author: by Donald S. Passman
Simon & Schuster
The industry bible (Los Angeles Times), now updated, essential for anyone in the music businessmusicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managerstrying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry. For more than twenty years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry.
Now in its ninth edition, this latest edition leads novices and experts alike through the crucial, up-to-the-minute information on the industry’s major changes in response to today’s rapid technological advances and uncertain economy. Whether you areor aspire to bea performer, writer, or executive, veteran music lawyer Donald Passman’s comprehensive guide is an indispensable tool.
He offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; understand the digital streaming services; and how to take a comprehensive look at the rapidly transforming landscape of the music business as a whole.
9. Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment
Author: by Anthony Lewis
More than any other people on earth, Americans are free to say and write what they think. The media can air the secrets of the White House, the boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. The reason for this extraordinary freedom is not a superior culture of tolerance, but just fourteen words in our most fundamental legal document: the free expression clauses of the First Amendment to the Constitution.
In Lewis’s telling, the story of how the right of free expression evolved along with our nation makes a compelling case for the adaptability of our constitution. Although Americans have gleefully and sometimes outrageously exercised their right to free speech since before the nation’s founding, the Supreme Court did not begin to recognize this right until 1919.
Freedom of speech and the press as we know it today is surprisingly recent. Anthony Lewis tells us how these rights were created, revealing a story of hard choices, heroic (and some less heroic) judges, and fascinating and eccentric defendants who forced the legal system to come face-to-face with one of America’s great founding ideas.
10. Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (INALIENABLE RIGHTS)
Author: by Cass R. Sunstein
Oxford University Press
A powerful analysis of why lies and falsehoods spread so rapidly now, and how we can reform our laws and policies regarding speech to alleviate the problem. Lying has been with us from time immemorial. Yet today is different-and in many respects worse.
All over the world, people are circulating damaging lies, and these falsehoods are amplified as never before through powerful social media platforms that reach billions. Liars are saying that COVID-19 isa hoax. They are claiming that vaccines cause autism. They are lying about public officials and about people who aspire to high office.
They are lying about their friends and neighbors. They are trying to sell products on the basis of untruths. Unfriendly governments, including Russia, arecirculating lies in order to destabilize other nations, including the United Kingdom and the United States. In the face of those problems, the renowned legal scholar Cass Sunstein probes the fundamental question of how we can deter lies while also protecting freedom of speech.
11. Media Law: A Practical Guide (Revised Edition) (Peter Lang Media and Communication)
Author: by Ashley Messenger
Peter Lang Publishing
Media Law: A Practical Guide (Revised Edition) provides a clear and concise explanation of media law principles. It focuses on the practical aspects of how to protect oneself from claims and how to evaluate the likelihood of a successful claim.
This new edition has been revised to reflect important changes and updates to the law, including recent developments relating to scandalous trademarks, embedding, fair use, drones, revenge porn laws, interpretation of emoji, GDPR, false statements laws, lies, and the libel implications of the #MeToo movement.
Media Law is divided into five sections that help non-lawyers understand how the principles apply to their actual behavior: background information about the legal system; things you can be sued for; how you actually gather information; ways the government can regulate speech; and practical issues that are related to media law.
This book is perfect for courses in media and communications law or a combination course in journalism law and ethics, as it covers both the legal and ethical aspects of communication.
12. Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Age of #MeToo
Author: by Alan Dershowitz
A Wall Street Journal Besteller! Alan Dershowitz, one of America’s most respected legal scholars and a New York Times bestselling author proveswith incontrovertible evidencethat he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should be handled in a just society.
Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else. Politico Alan Dershowitz has been called one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America by Politico and the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights by Newsweek.
Yet he has come under intense criticism for applying those same principles, and his famed shoeontheotherfoot test, to those accused of sexual misconduct. In Guilt by Accusation, Dershowitz provides an indepth analysis of the false accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his account, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies.
13. Digital Media Law
Author: by Ashley Packard
Covering the latest legal updates and rulings, the second edition of Digital Media Law presents a comprehensive introduction to all the critical issues surrounding media law. Provides a solid foundation in media law Illustrates how digitization and globalization are constantly shifting the legal landscape Utilizes current and relevant examples to illustrate key concepts Revised section on legal research covers how and where to find the law Updated with new rulings relating to corporate political speech, student speech, indecency and Net neutrality, restrictions on libel tourism, cases filed against U.S.
Information providers, WikiLeaks and shield laws, file sharing, privacy issues, sexting, cyber-stalking, and many others
14. Mediation Theory and Practice (2013)
Author: by James J. Alfini
In this newly updated, enriched edition, the authors have retained the primary content of their previous text while making significant changes to the manner in which they present and organize the materials. The result is a timely, current publication that has been effectively streamlined without any sacrifice in important substance.
The new edition provides:(1) Important updates to relevant mediation case law;(2) A rich description of the social and legal strands that shaped the development of contemporary dispute resolution theory and practice;(3) Comprehensive new study materials and discussion questions examining ethical issues for mediators; (4) State-of-the-art analyses of the advocate’s role in mediation; and(5) Expanded treatment of how the mediation process is used to deal with major societal problems.