The First Amendment & the Fourth Estate: The Law of Mass Media provides text, court opinions & other materials. Topics include an introduction to freedom of expression & the American legal system, defamation, privacy, liability for emotional & physical harm, obscenity, confidentiality, & press coverage of the administration of justice. Also included are copyright & trademark, national security, advertising regulation, & ownership. The book provides an introduction to broadcasting & broadcast programming, & cable & other new communication technologies. This edition includes edited court opinions of more than 25 principal cases & treatment of many more cases in note form.