Media Law

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Media Law
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  1. THE CONCEPTS OF "DISCOVERED LAW" AND "PRECEDENCE" IS MOST COMMONLY LINKED WITH WHICH ONE SOURCE OF AMERICAN LAW?
    COMMON LAW
  2. THE FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A "TORT" AND A "FELONY" IS BEST DESCRIBED BY WHICH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING?
    A TORT IS A CIVIL WRONG WHEREAS A FELONY IS A CRIME.
  3. IN THE U.S LEGAL SYSTEM, IT IS THE RESPONISBILITY OF AN APPELATE COURT
    REVIEW ONLY THE LAW OF A CASE
  4. THE FOLLOWING CASE CITATION WAS GIVEN IN YOUR TEXTBOOK AS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW COURT CASES ARE INDEXED. IN THIS CITATION, THE NUMBER 92 REFERS TO....
    CASE NAME, VOLUME #, ABBREVIATED NAME OF CASE REPORTER, BEGINNING PAGE NUMBER, YEAR CASE DECIDED
  5. THE CONCEPT DISCUSSED IN CLASS THAT THE PRESS SHOULD FUNCTION AS A WATCHDOG OF GOVERNMENT- THAT IS, AN INFOMRAL FOURTH BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT - WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TERM...
    THE FOURTH ESTATE
  6. ACCORDING TO YOUR READINGS AND OUR CLASS ISCUSSIONS, IN MANY CASES , GOVERNMENT HAS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO REASONABLY REGUALTE THE >>>, >>>, AND << OF SPEECH.
    TIME, PLACE, MANNER
  7. WHICH FREEDOMS ARE GAURENTEEDD BY THE WORDING OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S CONSTITUTION?
    • right to petition
    • freedom of the press
    • freedom of religion
    • right to peaceable assembly
  8. In Near c. Minnesota, the U.S Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law that prevented a scandalous newspaper from being published. Thes ase was landmark because......
    It established that "prior restraint" of publication is, in most cases, unconstitutional .
  9. In which one of the following cases would a legally qualified candidate's appearance most likely constitute a "use" and so trigger the Section 315 Equal Opportunity requirement?
    A candidate appears in the broadcast of a documentary produced by an independent filmaker. (not news)
  10. During an election campaign, a commercial radio station sells several 30 second commercials to a candidate who purchases them in order to personally appeal for votes in her bid for a seat in the U.S Congress. According to current law and regulation, which of the following statements best describes the legal obligation that the radio station incurs when it makes such a sale?
    The station must sell an equal amount of time to any other candidate for the same office who applies within seven days.
  11. Government regulation of the broadcasting industry in teh United States began primarily as a result of demands by----
    radio interference that the government regulate power and frequency to reduce interference
  12. Section 315 of the Communications Act of 1934 imposes certain requirements on broadcast stations. This section basically says that....
    if one candidate for public office is sold or given time on a station, all other candidates for that office must be given the opportunity for equal time.
  13. The United Nations Agency that coordinates international allocation of broadcasting frequencies is the....
    UNIBA
  14. IN THE U.S SENATE, TELECOMMUNICATION POLICY IS GENERALLYDIRECTED BY WHICH ONE OF THE COMMITTEES?
    COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION
  15. UNDER CURRENT LAW, WHEN MUST A BROADCAST LICENSE BE RENEWED?
    EVERY 8 YEARS
  16. THE FCC'S "MUST-CARRY" RULES..
    REQUIRE CABLE TV SYSTEMS TO CARRY LOCAL STATIONS
  17. THE FCC'S SYNDEX AND NETWORK NON-DUPLICATION RULES ARE DESIGNED PRIMARILY TO PROTECT THE ECONOMIC INTERESTS OF....
    LOCAL TV STATIONS
  18. MUCH OF THE REGULATION OF CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS COMES THROUGH
    LOCAL FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS
  19. DIRECT SATELLITE SYSTEMS SUCH AS DIRECTV ARE PERMITTED TO
    OFFER SUBSCRIBERS IN A MARKET THEIR OWN LOCL STATIONS.
  20. IN CLASS WE DISCUSSED HOW THE FCC ACTED TO PROTECT THE PRACTICE OF SYNDICATED EXLUSIVITY FOR TV PROGRAMS. THE FCC DID THIS BY REQUIRING...
    CABLE SYSTEMS TO PROTECT THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS OF LOCAL BROADCASTERS BY NOT CARRYING SYNDICATED PORGRAMS FROM DISTANT MARKETS.
  21. IN CLASS, WE DISCUSSED PEG CHANNELS. THESE CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS ...
    CABLE CHANNELS PROVIDED FREE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SCHOOLS
  22. ACCORDING TO YOUR TEXT, THE 1978 COURT RULING IN HBO V FCC WAS IMPORTANT IT STRUCK DOWN THE COMMISSION'S ANTI-SIPHONING RULES, THESE RULES PROHIBITED CABLE COMPANIES FROM...
    OFFERING VIEWERS HOLLYWOOD FILLMS THAT WERE LESS THAT THREE YEARS OLD.
  23. A MAJOR RESULT OF THE LANDMARK DECISION IN NEW YORK TIMES V. SULLIVAN WAS TO ...
    MAKE IT MUCH HARDER FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO WIN LIBEL SUITS AGAINST THE MEDIA
  24. IF THE DEFENDANT IN A LIBEL CASE IS SHOWN TO HAVE BROADCAST A DEFAMATORY STATEMENT KNOWING IT TO BE FALSE, THIS MAY CONSTITUTE....
    ACTUAL MALICE
  25. THE 1998 CASE INVOLVING OPRAH WINFREY AND TEXAS BEEF PRODUCERS WAS CITD AS AN EXAMPLE OF
    PRODUCT DISPARAGEMENT LAW
  26. A RADIO STATION ACCUREATELY QUOTES A GOVERNMENT REPORT THAT SAYS THE CITY OF DENTON HAS ON E OF THE WORST POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN THE STATE. THIS REPORT TURNS OUT TO BE FALSE AND THE POLICE CHIEF IS NOW THREATENING A LIBEL SUIT. IN THIS CASE THE STATION CAN CLAIM THE LEGAL DEFENCE OF ...
    PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION
  27. THE LANDMARK SUPREME COUR CASE OF NY TIMES V. SULLIVAN INVOLVED ....
    AN ADVERTISEMENT THAT MADE FALSE STATEMENTS ABOUT THE MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, POLICE DEPT.
  28. IN A LIVEL SUIT AGAINST THE MEDIA A PLAINTIFF WHO IS CONSIDERED A PUBLIC FIGURE WILL HAVE TO PROVE
    ACTUAL MALICE
  29. OF THE FOUR TORTS OF PRIVACY DISCUSSED IN CLASS, ONE IS NOT RECOGNIZED IN THE STATE OF TEXAS. IT IS...
    FALSE LIGHT
  30. the case discussed in class and your text involving singer-actress bette midler makes the point that ...
    the use of "soundalike" singers in commercials can constituete appropriation.
  31. recently singer actress lindsay lohan filed a lawsuit over an e-trade commercial. she claimed that the commercial damaged her in what way?
    through misapporpriation of her likeness for commercial gain.
  32. a reporter for a local television station places a hidden camera and microphone in the apt. of a subject without the subject's permission. this act most likely constitues...
    intrusion
  33. before a plaintiff can win a flase light privacy cases, he/she must prove that the published information placed them in a flase light and that ....
    the protrayal would be highly offensive to a reasonable person.
  34. in the 1970 case of Ronny Zaora, a Miami 15 year old was accused of murdering his 83 year old neighbor. Zamora's attourney offered a novel efense by suggesting that the media were partially at fault for the crime. whcih one of the following correctly describes the calim made by the attorney in the Zamora case?
    Zamora was "intoxicated" by television violence from watching so many violent TV shows
  35. the Comstock ACt prohibited...
    passing obscene material through the mail
  36. in the so-called "seven dirty words" case, the U.S supreme court upheld the FCC"s right to fine a radio station for broadcasting...
    indecent material
  37. the audience sutability rating (G, PG, PG-13) a theatrical motion picture receives is assigned by ...
    a ratings board of private citizens appointed by te Motion Picture Association of Ameria (MPAA)
  38. THE PURPOSE OF A "V-CHIP" IS TO ...
    ALLOW TV OWERS TO BLOCK VIEWING OF PROGRAMS THEY FEEL ARE UNSUITABLE.
  39. In the last ten yars, most of the FCC's enforcement actions against indecency have been directed at...
    broadcast tv stations
  40. some jurisdictions have chosen to avoid proving ovscenity in their attempts to regualte the distribution of secually explicit material. one way this has been frequentl done is by using...
    zoning laws.
  41. the FCC'S rules against indecency apply to
    over the air licensed broadcast stations
  42. the US Supreme CT.'s decision in the Miller case is important because it
    established our current legal definition of "obscenity"
  43. Many tv programs carry audience suitability ratings such as TV-PG or TV-14. The rating for a particular show is determined by...
    the producers, networks and stations themselves.
  44. according to the miller test, before a work can be eclared legally obscene, it must be shown to ...
    protray acts specifically prohibited by a stated statute
  45. in class, it was pointed out that in creating our current legal definition of obscenity the Supreme Ct. included the idea that..
    what is obscene will vary from time to time and place to place
  46. which one of the following correctly summarizes the status of news stories in regard to copyright law?
    a news story is protected by copyright, but only the creaqtive aspects, not the facts themselves
  47. Work that is in the public domain
    is not protected by copyright law
  48. US copyright law will only protect a work if it is
    ORIGINAL
  49. You have just written a novel. Under current law. for how long will your copyright be valid?
    the copyright is good for the lifetime of the author plus 70 years
  50. The legal term "scenes a faire" refers to
    the elements of a work that are derived from its genre and not protected by copyright
  51. Most ooks, films, and other documents create federal government employees...
    are permanently in the public domain
  52. Before a person can successfully win a lawsuit for copyright infringement, he or she must first be able to prove that...
    the defendat had access to the copyrighted material.

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