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International Libel and Privacy Handbook. A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers. 3rd Edition. Bloomberg

  • ID: 2330091
  • Book
  • March 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 592 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The ultimate resource for media content providers and purveyors, wherever they are based

International Libel and Privacy Handbook, Third Edition

"We deal with libel and privacy cases in countries across the world, and we need to have a good understanding of the basic legal principles that apply in each of them. Charles Glasser′s book provides exactly that and this new edition, covering more countries in the Middle East and the Americas, is as useful and indispensable as the previous two."

Peter Noorlander, Chief Executive, Media Legal Defence Initiative

"The Third Edition of Charles Glasser′s Handbook can be variously described as: authoritative, practical, accessible, user–friendly, indispensable and, most of all, welcome. Globalization of media law is as much a fact as the limitless exposure of online content to liability anywhere on the planet. The updated and expanded (29 chapters, up from 23) International Libel and Privacy Handbook uniquely addresses these new problems and represents the multinational legal authority of choice for today′s journalists, publishers, webmasters, and lawyers."

Richard N. Winfield, International Senior Lawyers Project, Of Counsel, Clifford Chance U.S. LLP

"Charles Glasser has pulled together a concise and pragmatic guide to media law throughout the world. Well organized and authoritative, it is a sobering reminder that speech that is fully protected in some places can put your client in jail in others. But this is also an empowering book, demonstrating that it is both possible and essential to promote robust but ethical journalism even in countries that are still discovering the salutary effects of a free press."

Jane E. Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law, University of Minnesota

"For many years, attorneys have awaited publication of a single volume summarizing libel and privacy law throughout the world. At long last, we can now compare on a nation–by–nation basis how countries in the Americas, Asia, and Europe deal with libel and privacy issues and how that treatment differs from the United States. This book offers a sophisticated and reader–friendly response to the core questions that any practitioner frequently must consider."

Floyd Abrams, Cahill Gordon & Reindel (from a review of the first edition)

"In the Internet age, we increasingly are required to know media laws around the world. [This] is an indispensable addition to our law library."

Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (from a review of the first edition)

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Preface: Understanding Media Law in the Global Context ix

Acknowledgments xxi

Introduction: How to Use This Book xxiii


CHAPTER 1 Argentina 3
Leonardo Cesar Ferreira

CHAPTER 2 Brazil 23
Laura Fragomeni, Paula Mena Barreto, and Eduardo de Moraes

CHAPTER 3 Canada 39
Brian MacLeod Rogers

CHAPTER 4 Chile 59
Leonardo Cesar Ferreira

CHAPTER 5 Mexico 81
Leonardo Cesar Ferreira

CHAPTER 6 United States 103
Thomas H. Golden and Casey Boyle


CHAPTER 7 Australia 131
Peter Bartlett

CHAPTER 8 China 149
Vincent Wang and Edward J. Davis with Yonatan Berkovits

CHAPTER 9 Hong Kong 183
Doreen Weisenhaus, Rick Glofcheski, and Edward J. Davis

CHAPTER 10 India 211
Janmejay Rai and Barunesh Chandra

CHAPTER 11 Japan 223
Yoshio Iteya, Atsushi Okada, and Akira Marumo

CHAPTER 12 Korea 235
Kyu Ho Youm

CHAPTER 13 Malaysia 253
H. R. Dipendra

CHAPTER 14 Singapore 265
Tay Peng Cheng

CHAPTER 15 Thailand 279
Sinfah Tunsarawuth


CHAPTER 16 Belgium 297
Steven De Schrijver

CHAPTER 17 England and Wales 341
Mark Stephens

CHAPTER 18 France 357
Dominique Mondoloni

CHAPTER 19 Germany 371
Jan Hegemann

CHAPTER 20 Italy 385
Charles J. Glasser Jr.

CHAPTER 21 Netherlands 401
Jens van den Brink

CHAPTER 22 Poland 415
Charles J. Glasser Jr.

CHAPTER 23 Russia 427
Anna Otkina

CHAPTER 24 Spain 447
Almudena Arpon de Mendivil and Juan Jose Marin Lopez

CHAPTER 25 Switzerland 459
Rolf Auf der Maur


CHAPTER 26 The Middle East 477
Charles J. Glasser Jr.

CHAPTER 27 Israel 493
Ori Shenhar

CHAPTER 28 Jordan 505
Safwan Moubaydeen

CHAPTER 29 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) 513
Charles J. Glasser Jr.

Bibliography and Recommended Reading 523

About the Editor 525

About the Contributors 527

Index 537

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Charles J. Glasser Jr.
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