We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Medium Law by Daithi Mac Sithigh

Why should anyone care about the medium of communication today, especially when talking about media law?

In today's digital society, many emphasise convergence and seek new regulatory approaches. In Medium Law, however, the 'medium theory' insights of Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan and the Toronto School of Communication are drawn upon as part of an argument that differences between media, and technological definitions, continue to play a crucial role in the regulation of the media. Indeed, Mac Sithigh argues that the idea of converged, cross-platform, medium-neutral media regulation is unattainable in practice and potentially undesirable in substance. This is demonstrated through the exploration of the regulation of a variety of platforms such as films, games, video-on-demand and premium rate telephone services. Regulatory areas discussed include content regulation, copyright, tax relief for producers and developers, new online services, conflicts between regulatory systems, and freedom of expression.

This timely and topical volume will appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Law, Policy, Regulation, Media Studies, Communications History, and Cultural Studies.

Buy Medium Law by Daithi Mac Sithigh from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781138677715
ISBN-10: 113867771X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Medium Law by Daithi Mac Sithigh

Book Reviews - Medium Law by Daithi Mac Sithigh

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Medium Law book by Daithi Mac Sithigh and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Daithi Mac Sithigh

Daithi Mac Sithigh is Associate Dean of Research and Innovation (Humanities and Social Sciences) at Newcastle University, and a Reader at the Newcastle Law School, UK

A Preview for this title is currently not available.