Electronic Media Law and Regulation is an overview of the major legal and regulatory issues facing broadcasting, cable, and developing media. It enables current and prospective electronic media professionals to easily understand the complex and intimidating realm of law and regulation by presenting information from major cases, rules, regulations, and legal documents in a concise and readable manner. Electronic Media Law and Regulation emphasizes principles, the conceptual pillars of the electronic media industry, using carefully selected and edited case law and original regulatory text. Readers will understand and be prepared to face the issues that inform daily professional actions. Electronic Media Law and Regulation clarifies these vital topics: "Structures of U.S. legal and regulatory systems; "First Amendment, privacy, and access issues; "Broadcast station licensing; "Broadcast programming and commercial practice regulation; "Cable television regulation; "Copyright and intellectual property; "Defamation and libel; "Law and regulation in an era of new media technologies. New to this second edition is material on the regulation of cable television, updated to reflect the latest changes in telecommunication law and policy and the latest information on developing technologies and potential regulatory frameworks for the 21st century. Kenneth C. Creech, Ph.D., is Head of the Department and Professor of Telecommunications Arts at Butler University where he holds the Fairbanks Chair in Communication. Dr. Creech has more than twenty years of teaching experience, coupled with professional broadcasting experience. He has written, produced, and hosted a number of programs for commercial radio and television. He has managed two university radio stations and currently is General Manager of WBTU-TV in Indianapolis.