Understanding Communcations Law

This site is not a legal or lawyer site.  This site pertains to media professionals and communications majors and how they need to be aware of the laws that guide the field and use them to the best of their advantages.  We mean it very seriously when we say Read – Relate – Communicate!

“Uninformed innocence” and “misinformed decisions” are rarely successful statement defending the reputation of a media professional.  Every practice or specific field has a tendency to guard it from giving away trade secrets of experience.  Therefore there is a learning curve and often the learning curve is not favorable or even a “pretty sight.”

As a professional you must understand where the line is drawn!

If forewarned is forearmed, knowledge is power.  Career media professionals need the knowledge of those with experience; you need the knowledge of those who have climbed the ladder and even possibly failed.  The writing, the stories and the cases of Communications Law, Production Law and Intellectual Property Law are going to advance your awareness.

When students, lay people, business professionals hear the word law’ they often.  Law is for lawyers!  It is indeed, but it is also for citizens and this is why law is based on a principle of “reasonableness.”  Reducing the learning curve and learning from the failures of others can make a valuable contribution to your success.  You can begin to understand Communication Law, Production Law and Intellectual Property Law and how it affects you as a media professional.

First Amendment

All communications and media professionals are aware of the First Amendment.  Generally, awareness does not move to knowledge until a media professional calls upon the First Amendment for support in their freedom to create and express.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is a part of the Bill of Rights states,

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

This affects creativity, free speech, religion, the right to assemble, national security, and government regulation of the communication industry, government neutrality in religion and literally everything that is the foundation of the communication business.