Communications and the Law

This publication provides articles in law topics, including first amendment and free speech expression.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 4, December

Constitutionality of Publication Damage Awards Based on Newsgathering Torts
The increasing number of newsgathering tort claims has generated a heated debate over how far the First Amendment should protect the press from tort liability. (1) First Amendment proponents have contended that newsgathering is an essential part...
Internet Defamation
The Information Superhighway is a misnomer. Cyberspace is an international "Wild West" of wagon tracks and game trails that quickly erode or suddenly wash away, and saloons and bordellos, or their equivalents. It offers lots of hiding places, and...
Legal Considerations When Consumer Opinion Web Sites Parody Companies or Brands
As the Internet has become a "modern symbol of the classical market of ideas," (1) consumer opinion sites that parody companies or brands have become popular in the cyberspace. This article examines various legal issues and cases that might be applicable...
Management's Discussion and Analysis of the Trust's Receipts and Disbursements Year Ended December 31, 2001 *
MILLS MUSIC TRUST MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF THE TRUST'S RECEIPTS The Trust's receipts are derived principally from copyright established prior to 1964 and such receipts fluctuate based upon public interest in the "nostalgia"...