Media Law in the time of liquid modernity

Hot Topics in the European and Polish Media Law
Author: Jacek Sobczak,Jedrzej Skrzypczak,Ksenia Kakareko
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832544283
Category: Copyright
Page: 186
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Political and social changes that took place at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries and, additionally, technological revolution and the process of digitalisation have resulted in significant social, economic and legal transformations. Then, it can be even said metaphorically that together with the development of the Internet we discovered a new continent. 'Colonization' of this area resembles conquering new areas in times of great geographical discoveries. At first, power and violence were prevailing and only later people tried to introduce effective methods of law enforcement. Nowadays, the next problem is the non-territoriality of phenomena on the Internet. From the point of view of legal actions, it is generally limited to a legal system of a given country, and seems to be a fundamental issue. As it appears, law and legal systems do not handle the challenges of global space and it is rather a gunslinger's speed that turns out to be essential here. However, it should be hoped that with time, as in the case of the real world experience, power will be replaced with powerful arguments based on effective legal mechanisms in particular. All the more so, as these changes happen very rapidly. Thus, referring to the known concept of liquid modernity by Zygmunt Bauman, it can also be said that by regulating the media subject in the field of law to fundamental changes, we are confronted with the uncertainty of legal institutions concerning this part of social life. Hence, we should return to the basics and again pose fundamental questions about media law such as, for instance, what should the press, radio, television be called, and who can be treated as a journalist. Additionally, we should face new legal phenomena and challenges. The collective work we are passing to the readers is an attempt to analyse the current state and present a forecast about further changes as well as answers to at least several questions posed above. Being aware of the fact that it is impossible to deal with or even settle all the aforementioned problems in such a study, the editors hope that, thanks to reviews and deliberations of the authors, the book will significantly contribute to the discussion on media law in the 21st century. The authors of individual chapters of this book are researchers from various Polish scientific institutions and members of the Polish PressLawAssociation.

Who Owns the World's Media?

Media Concentration and Ownership Around the World
Author: Eli M. Noam,International Media Concentration Collaboration
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199987238
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1056
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Media ownership and concentration has major implications for politics, business, culture, regulation, and innovation. It is also a highly contentious subject of public debate in many countries around the world. In Italy, Silvio Berlusconi's companies have dominated Italian politics. Televisa has been accused of taking cash for positive coverage of politicians in Mexico. Even in tiny Iceland, the regulation of media concentration led to that country's first and only public referendum. Who Owns the World's Media? moves beyond the rhetoric of free media and free markets to provide a dispassionate and data-driven analysis of global media ownership trends and their drivers. Based on an extensive data collection effort from scholars around the world, the book covers thirteen media industries, including television, newspapers, book publishing, film, search engines, ISPs, wireless telecommunication and others, across a ten to twenty-five year period in thirty countries. In many countries--like Egypt, China, or Russia--little to no data exists and the publication of these chapters will become authoritative resources on the subject in those regions. After examining each country, Noam and his collaborators offer comparisons and analysis across industries, regions, and development levels. They also calculate overall national concentration trends beyond specific media industries, the market share of individual companies in the overall national media sector, and the size and trends of transnational companies in overall global media. This definitive global study of the extent and impact of media concentration will be an invaluable resource for communications, public policy, law, and business scholars in doing research and also for media, telecom, and IT companies and financial institutions in the private sector.

Media Law and Regulation in the European Union

National, Transnational, and U.S. Perspectives
Author: Manny Paraschos
Publisher: Iowa State Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 274
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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.

Diplomatic Law in Belgium


Author: Frédéric Dopagne,Emily Hay
Publisher: Maklu
ISBN: 9046606864
Category: Law
Page: 170
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Foreword by Mr. Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs. Belgium hosts numerous diplomatic missions. These are either accredited to the Kingdom of Belgium or to one of the international organisations headquartered in Belgium. Their operation, as well as the legal status and privileges and immunities of their members, are essentially regulated by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, dated 18 April 1961. This handbook describes Belgium’s practice vis-à-vis these missions, and analyses the day-to-day implementation of the Vienna Convention by the various Belgian authorities. It systematically reviews the limited number of legislative or regulatory provisions, the Government’s practice – set out inter alia in several ‘circular notes’ communicated to the missions present in Belgium – and, additionally, identifies the jurisprudence of courts and tribunals and highlights the possible deviations from the practice of the executive branch. Designed as a guide intended primarily for diplomatic missions established in Belgium, this handbook is also relevant for civil servants, judges, lawyers and bailiffs encountering questions of diplomatic law in Belgium, as well as for students and researchers seeking information on national practice in this area of law.

Cable Television

Media and Copyright Law Aspects : Reports to an ALAI Symposium
Author: Herman Cohen Jehoram
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789065441492
Category: Law
Page: 236
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Media Law in the European Union


Author: Peggy Valcke,Katrien Lefever
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041140098
Category: Law
Page: 128
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this analysis of media law in the European Union surveys the massively altered and enlarged legal landscape traditionally encompassed in laws pertaining to freedom of

E-Commerce Law in Europe and the USA


Author: Gerald Spindler,Fritjof Börner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540247262
Category: Law
Page: 764
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This unique text deals with the most important legal areas for e-commerce related business in most of the member states in Europe as well as the USA. Topics that are dealt with include: contract law, consumer protection, intellectual property law, unfair competition, antitrust law, liability of providers, money transactions, privacy and data protection.

Das Liebeskonzil


Author: Oskar Panizza
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 384302796X
Category: Drama
Page: 68
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Oskar Panizza: Das Liebeskonzil Ein alter, kranker und böser Gott Vater erzürnt sich über die zügellosen Orgien, die die Menschen und auch der Papst selbst im 15. Jahrhundert feiern. Die zu einem Konzil einberufene, etwas gewöhnliche Maria und ein kränklicher Christus können den tobenden Alten von der Idee abbringen, die Menschen auszulöschen und regen stattdessen einen Pakt mit dem Teufel an, der den Menschen ein Strafe für ihre Lüsternheit schicken soll. Dieser erfindet dazu die Syphilis und erhält im Gegenzug ein neues Portal zur Unterwelt und das Recht zu sagen, was er denkt. Panizzas groteske Himmelstragödie kommt ihn teuer zu stehen, er wird zu einem Jahr Einzelhaft verurteilt und verlässt nach Absitzen seiner Strafe Deutschland als gebrochener Mann, um sich in der Schweiz niederzulassen. Von dort ausgewiesen geht er nach Paris und veröffentlicht 1899 »Parisjana. Deutsche Verse aus Paris«, die in Deutschland sofort beschlagnahmt werden und Panizza eine Anklage wegen Majestätsbeleidigung einbringen. Der gelernte Nervenarzt Oskar Panizza leidet unter der Wahnvorstellung, Kaiser Wilhelm II. verfolge ihn und verbringt seine letzten Lebensjahre entmündigt in geschlossenen Nervenheilanstalten, bis er 1921 stirbt. Erstdruck: Zürich (Verlagsmagazin) 1895. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Oskar Panizza: Das Liebeskonzil und andere Schriften. Herausgegeben und mit einem Nachwort von Hans Prescher. Neuwied und Berlin: Luchterhand, 1964. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Paul Cézanne, Die Orgie (Ausschnitt), um 1870. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Interaction of Contract Law and Tort and Property Law in Europe

A Comparative Study
Author: Christian von Bar,Ulrich Drobnig,Guido Alpa
Publisher: sellier. european law publ.
ISBN: 3935808208
Category: Law
Page: 541
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Against the background of the creation of an EU-wide frame of reference for private law relevant to the Common Market, this study, which was requested by the EU Commission, analyses the dovetailing between contract and tort law on the one hand, and between contract and property law on the other. The study examines the legal orders of almost all the Member States of the EU, illustrates the differences between contractual and non-contractual liability and evaluates the different systems of the transfer of property, of movable and immovable securities as well as trust law. The study comes to the conclusion that the intensive considerations on the creation of a model-law in the area of European private law do not allow these thoughts to be limited to contract law. Such a limitation to the scope of the regarding of this area would probably cause more problems than it would solve, or at any rate not do justice to the needs of the Common Market.

Introduction to Trade Mark Law in the Benelux


Author: W. Mak
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940174405X
Category: Law
Page: 139
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In Holland it is a frequent and happy phenomenon that experts employed by a particular company do not confine their knowledge and experience purely within the privacy of that firm, but allow others to profit therefrom by being active within professional or business organisations, committees and so on. Professional journals also contain contributions from such experts with gratifying regularity. It is, however, extremely seldom and thus all the more welcome if such experts, in this case company lawyers, are willing to do even more. Mister Mak (LL.D.) and Mister Molijn (LL.M.) have been able to find the time and the quiet (or have sacrificed their own free time) to place on record for the benefit of the business world in Holland their great knowledge of trade mark law and their practical opinions. Those who are no strangers in this trade mark Jerusalem, know that the authors have not acquired their knowledge and experi ence solely within the large companies in which they are em ployed, but also in committees and on the boards of organisations which devote themselves to achieving good trade mark protection and to stimulating and/or criticising new developments in the legislative field. This fact is evident from the critical obser vations in this book and gives the book an interesting extra dimension.

Law in the Making

A Comparative Survey
Author: Alessandro Pizzorusso
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642730523
Category: Law
Page: 392
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The present volume presents a part of the results of a research project launched by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in 1977. Tribute should be paid to the late Professor Aleck Chloros, Judge in the Court of the European Community, whose belief in the European ideal and enthusiasm for European cooperation and the comparative study of legal problems made him an elo quent advocate of a large-scale ESF venture into the field of com parative law. Judge Chloros had envisaged the creation of a per manent, sizable and well-equipped European institute for compa rative legal studies. The successive working parties convoked by the Executive Council of the ESF, which I had the honour of chairing from the beginning, came to the conclusion that this am bitious vision could not be realized immediately; the financial sit uation of the member organizations of the ESF also deteriorated, making a cautious approach a necessary virtue. The solution ulti mately adopted by the last of the working parties - the Ad Hoc Committee for Comparative Law -and submitted to the General Assembly of the ESF in 1979 called for the launching of four pi lot projects. In November 1980, the Assembly approved detailed plans for two of these projects. The first of these - dealing with medical responsibility - has already been presented in an impres sive volume (E. Deutsch and H. -L. Schreiber, editors, Medical Responsibility in Western Europe.

European Media Law


Author: Oliver Castendyk,E. J. Dommering,Alexander Scheuer
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041123474
Category: Law
Page: 1379
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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.

Bibliography of Law and Economics


Author: B. Bouckaert,G. de Geest
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401708932
Category: Law
Page: 667
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Law and economics can be considered as the most exciting development in legal scholarship in recent decades. This volume is the first all-encompassing bibliography in this area. It lists approximately 7000 publications, covering the whole area of law and economics, including `old' law and economics (topics such as antitrust law, labor law, tax law, social security, economic regulation, etc.) as well as `new' law and economics with such topics as tort law, contract law, family law, procedure, criminal law, etc.). The volume also includes the literature on the philosophical foundations and the fundamental concepts of the approach. Part Two gives a special survey of law and economics publications in Europe, written in other languages than English. The Bibliography of Law and Economics is an invaluable reference work for students, scholars, lawyers, economists and other people interested in this field.

European Law in the Past and the Future

Unity and Diversity Over Two Millennia
Author: R. C. van Caenegem
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521006484
Category: History
Page: 175
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R. C. van Caenegem considers the historical reasons behind European legal diversity.

The Law in Philosophical Perspectives

My Philosophy of Law
Author: Luc J. Wintgens
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401593175
Category: Philosophy
Page: 274
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In this age of collections that is ours, many volumes of collections are published. They contain contributions of several well-known authors, and their aim is to present a selective overview of a relevant field of study. This book has the same purpose. Its aim is to introduce students, scholars and all those interested in current problems of legal theory and legal philosophy to the work of the leading scholars in this field. The large number of publications, both books and articles, that have been produced over recent decades makes it quite difficult, however, for those who are making their first steps in this domain to find firm guidelines. The book is new in its genre because of its method. The choice was made not to reprint an example of contributors' earlier basic articles or a part of one of their books. This would only give a partial view of the rich texture of their work. Rather, the authors were asked to make an original synthesis of their own contributions to the field of legal theory and legal philosophy. Brought together in this volume, they constitute a truly author-ised view of their work. This book is also new in that each essay is complemented with bibliographical information in order to encourage further research on the author's self-selected work. This will help the reader rapidly to become familiar with the whole of the published work of the contributors.

Ich will dir in die Augen sehen

Eine Frau trifft den Mann, der sie vergewaltigt hat
Author: Thordis Elva,Tom Stranger
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426441985
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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Selten ist ein Buch so viel in den Medien besprochen worden wie dieses: Darf jemand das, dem Vergewaltiger vergeben - und warum tut Thordis Elva das öffentlich? Warum räumt sie Tom Stranger seitenlang Raum ein in ihrem authentischen Schicksalsbericht - und welche Erkenntnisse hat ein Täter beizutragen? Ein tief berührendes Buch, in dem sich die beiden, Elva und Stranger, mit wichtigen Fragen auseinandersetzen: mit der Schuld, dem Vertrauen und der Möglichkeit der Vergebung -, aber auch mit ihrem eigenen Erleben und den lebenslangen Folgen einer entsetzlichen Tat.. Die Isländerin Thordis Elva ist 16, als sie von ihrem Freund vergewaltigt wird. Nach einer Party nutzt Tom, der australische Austauschschüler, ihre Wehrlosigkeit aus und missbraucht sie stundenlang. Danach ist für Thordis wie auch für Tom nichts mehr wie zuvor. Beide versuchen auf ihre Weise, das Geschehen zu verarbeiten – vergeblich. Bis Thordis Jahre später mit Tom Kontakt aufnimmt. Sie schlägt ihm ein Treffen vor, in Kapstadt, auf halber Strecke zwischen Reykjavik und Sydney. Ihr Ziel: Sie will Tom die Tat vergeben und so endlich die Opferrolle ablegen. Auch Tom hat seine Sicht der Dinge zu erzählen. Dieser ehrliche und authentische Bericht einer emotional riskanten Begegnung spricht Frauen und Männer an - denn Vergewaltigung in der Partnerschaft ist ein heiß diskutiertes Debattenthema. Auf einzigartige Weise schildern die vielfach ausgezeichneten Autorin und Journalistin Thordis Elva, die sich für Gewaltprävention einsetzt, und Tom Stranger, der jahrelang als Sozialarbeiter tätig war, was damals zwischen ihnen wirklich passiert ist. Und wie es ihnen nach langen Jahren im Austausch gelingt, den Mut zu fassen, sich den Tatsachen zu stellen und das Unfassbare zu verarbeiten. Thordis Elva: „Nur so konnte ich mir beweisen, dass Gewalt keine Macht über mich hat. Nicht damals, nicht heute: nie.“