Author: Oliver Castendyk
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Supplies an in-depth commentary on EU media law, with detailed analysis of all important legislation and court decisions. It leads European lawyers with vast knowledge and practical experience of media law provide detailed expert commentary.
Author: Jan Oster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2016-11-28
This book is the first to incorporate current academic literature and case law on European, transnational, and international media law into a comprehensive overview intended primarily for students. It introduces the legal framework for globalised communication via mass media, and considers the transformative effect globalisation has had on domestic media law. Engaging case examples at the beginning of each chapter, and questions at the end, give students a clearer idea of legal problems and encourage them to think critically. A wide variety of topics - including media economics, media technology, and social norms concerning media publications - are discussed in relation to media law, and numerous references to case law and suggestions for further reading allow students to conduct independent research easily.
Author: Perry Keller
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Over the past half century, western democracies have lead efforts to entrench the economic and political values of liberal democracy into the foundations of European and international public order. As this book details, the relationship between the media and the state has been at the heart of those efforts. In that relationship, often framed in constitutional principles, the liberal democratic state has celebrated the liberty to publish information and entertainment content, while also forcefully setting the limits for harmful or offensive expression. It is thus a relationship rooted in the state's need for security, authority, and legitimacy as much as liberalism's powerful arguments for economic and political freedom. In Europe, this long running endeavour has yielded a market based, liberal democratic regional order that has profound consequences for media law and policy in the member states. This book examines the economic and human rights aspects of European media law, which is not only comparatively coherent but also increasingly restrictive, rejecting alternatives that are well within the traditions of liberalism. Parallel efforts in the international sphere have been markedly less successful. In international media law, the division between trade and human rights remains largely unabridged and, in the latter field, liberal democratic concepts of free speech are influential but rarely decisive. In the international sphere states are moreover quick to assert their rights to autonomy. Nonetheless, the current communications revolution has overturned fundamental assumptions about the media and the state around the world, eroding the boundaries between domestic and foreign media as well as mass and personal communication. European and International Media Law sets legal and policy developments in the context of this fast changing, globalized media and communications sector.
Author: Manny Paraschos
Publisher: Iowa State Press
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science
Media Regulation in the European Union presents an anthology of the most important laws and regulations affecting journalism and the media in the European Union. It also covers relevant decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. These laws are presented in historical, sociopolitical, and media contexts and are compared with their equivalent in the United States. The book generally looks at national -- country-specific legislations -- and transnational -- European Union-wide regulations. Specifically, the book addresses constitutional press or expression provisions, personal protections, morality and security issues, access to information and secrecy. Considerable attention is paid to the regulation of broadcasting and to the rules governing those who own the media and those who help sustain them -- advertisers and the advertising industry. The book's last chapter discusses media self-regulation and includes the codes of ethics of the professional journalists' organizations of the EuropeanUnion member nations.
Author: Dr John Downey
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2013-04-28
Genre: Business & Economics
Appearing more than twenty years after the revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe, this book could not have come at a more appropriate time; a time to take stock not only of the changes but also the continuities in media systems of the region since 1989. To what extent are media institutions still controlled by political forces? To what extent are media markets operating in Central and Eastern Europe? Do media systems in Central and Eastern Europe resemble media systems in other parts of Europe? The answers to these questions are not the same for each country in the region. Their experience is not homogeneous. An international line up of distinguished experts and emerging scholars methodically examine the different economic, political, cultural, and transnational factors affecting developments in media systems across Central and Eastern Europe. Whereas earlier works in the media system tradition have, in the main, adopted the political framework of comparative politics, the authors argue that media systems are also cultural and economic institutions and there are other critical variables that might explain certain outcomes better. Topics discussed range from political economy to gender inequality to the study of ethno-cultural diversity. This unmatched volume gives you the unique opportunity to study the growing field of comparative media analysis across Eastern and Western Europe. A valuable resource that goes beyond the field of media and cultural analysis which media scholars as well as to area specialists should not go without!
Author: Caroline Pauwels
Publisher: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics
This book is a collection of expert insights on EU media and communications policies in the era of convergence. The media and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) sectors are at the heart of a competitive and inclusive European knowledge society. Since the late 1980s, the boundaries between these sectors have been blurring. Anno 2009, convergence is, finally, starting to take Shape. And it is not just about technically migrating the offline world into a virtual one, or vice versa. It is about a much bigger change. New technologies enable fundamental socio-economic innovations as well as a restructuring of value chains. Social computing applications such as blogs and P2P networks push end-users to the centre stage in innovation. The culture of participating, of sharing, developing and using content in new, incremental ways, anywhere and anytime, is spreading fast. People as individuals, as citizens and as consumers can benefit from a completely new array of opportunities. The fundamental changes caused by convergence also push previously distinct policies together. The objectives of such policies may be quite diverged, however. Conflicts may come to the fore, when economic profitability, legal stability and predictability, basic human rights and socio-cultural values are pitched against one another. The developments render the task of public authorities extremely challenging. How to keep up with the current developments - or even better, how to predict the future scenarios - of the converging information society, so as to provide an optimal societal framework? How to take everyone's interests into account, when the value chains are being completely transformed, when stakeholder groups such as consumers, content producers, network operators, right holders and public authorities interact in the constantly evolving mesh of a true digital environment? Much is at stake: competitiveness and jobs, social inclusion and cultural diversity, market opportunities and fundamental rights. It appears therefore necessary to fundamentally reconsider the existing legal and policy frameworks. Have they become completely outdated? What are the main problems, and how should they be addressed? These are the very questions that top experts address in this book. Rethinking European Media and Communications Policy provides ample insights on the challenging task of crafting inclusive, competitive and culturally diverse media and communications policy for the converging Europe. "The fast developing, converging digital environment is causing a revolution in the way people interact socially and commercially. EU policies must swiftly adapt to the new challenges. They must help the citizen-consumers and the businesses to fully seize the new opportunities. This book is a thoughtful contribution to the debate on the challenges that lay before us."
Author: David Benjamin Winn
Publisher: Kluwer Law Intl
Release Date: 1994
European Community and International Media Law contains the substantive international law which regulates the broadcasting, film, music and publishing industries. The European Community topics covered include: freedom of movement of goods, freedom of establishment, freedom to provide services, competition law (Articles 85, 86 and 90 of the Treaty of Rome) and fundamental human rights. Directives regulating advertising, broadcasting, copyright and neighbouring rights, computer software and film services are reorganised in narrative form for instant reference. Six international treaties governing copyright and neighbouring rights (including the Berne Convention, Universal Copyright Convention, Rome Convention, Brussels Convention and two Pan-European treaties) are presented in narrative form For The practitioner and incorporate interpretive authorities contained in adoption reports and model laws. Fifty pages of tables list both the names of Contracting Parties, As well as their reservations, notifications and declarations. There is also a detailed statement of international principles determining the rights and liabilities flowing from terrestrial, cable and satellite transmissions as well as a full treatment of the jurisprudence generated by Article 10 of the European Convention For The Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
Author: K. Donders
Release Date: 2014-03-28
Genre: Social Science
Containing state-of-the-art contributions on the various domains of European media policies, this Handbook deals with theoretical approaches to European media policy: its historical development; specific policies for film, television, radio and the Internet; and international aspects of the fragmented policy domain.
Author: András Koltay
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
In 2013 the Media Studies Research Group established by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences launched a research programme entitled The fundamentals of European thought on media law, with special respect to certain issues related to the freedom of speech. The programmes aim is to define the fundamentals of European thought on media law, to identify the possible models for the resolution of the various questions that arise, to understand the common minimum of European regulations that is present in all countries and to establish whether best practices exist in these areas and, if so, what they are. The Academy invited distinguished scholars from many countries working in the field of media and free speech law to take part in the research programme and send manuscripts for a collection of essays published in this book as a first step to promote the research at an international level. The essays of the book encompass a significant part of the current issues of the freedom of speech and media law. Apart from the fundamentals of media regulation the main subjects discussed are the regulation of the new media, the desirable limitations of the operation of the press, the regulation of public service media, the scope of the jurisdiction of the European Union in issues of media freedom, the law of libel, protection of privacy, hate speech and terrorism, commercial communications and political advertising. The objective of the editor was to ensure that this collection of papers contributes to the debates conducted in Europe, America, and other continents on the most important issues related to media law and the freedom of speech. The essays significant theoretical foundations and in-depth analyses will ensure that they remain important sources for a long time.
Author: Marise Cremona
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-03-03
This collection offers a timely analysis of the most pressing issues relating to the interaction between market integration and the provision of public services in the EU. Addressing both underlying systemic issues and case-studies of particular service sectors, the book confronts core tensions at the heart of the EU's social and economic policy.
Author: Bettina Heiderhoff
Publisher: sellier. european law publ.
Release Date: 2009
"This book represents the outcome of a conference, which was attended by Polish and German scholars and discusses miscellaneous topics, relating to current problems in tort law, that prove crucial in the light of current European practice"--P. 4 of cover.
Author: E. Psychogiopoulou
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Social Science
Leading scholars investigate media policies in Europe, inquiring into the regulatory practices, policy tools and institutional features of media policy-making in 14 countries. The book offers a fresh assessment of the ways European media policies are formulated and identifies the factors that exert an influence throughout the process.
Author: Yu-li Liu
Release Date: 2014-04-16
Genre: Social Science
With digital media becoming ever more prevalent, it is essential to study policy and marketing strategies tailored to this new development. In this volume, contributors examine government policy for a range of media, including digital television, IPTV, mobile TV, and OTT TV. They also address marketing strategies that can harness the unique nature of digital media’s innovation, production design, and accessibility. They draw on case studies in Asia, North America, and Europe to offer best practices for both policy and marketing strategies.