TRF 637 Notes Week 2/18
TRF 637 Notes Week 2/18 TRF 637
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TRF 637 Comm. Law & Policy Violence and Safety Standards for TV networks Monetary gains Yakubowicz v. Paramount Pictures o Violence depicted kid was stabbed o “The Warriors” o gang violence o wrongful death negligence – duty to care and a breech of that duty, legal duty for safety o civil case o tort law o attractive nuisances o assure the risk assessment o foreseeability of the risk sporting events music venues o proximate cause – can the action be tied to the cause McCullum Case o Suicide o “Suicide Solutions” of the Blizzard of Oz album Hustler Magazine v. Falwell o Orgasm of Death o Magazines o 10 warnings o Texas o Wrongful death o Is the magazine responsible o $170K in damages, overturned Deformation law suits Donald Trump falsely called a millionaire, ruin reputation Elements of Deformation (plaintiff would have to prove all of these) o False statement of fact rd o Published – heard by 3 party o Concerning/about plaintiff o Harms reputation damages You cannot defame a dead person Two types of deformation o Libel = written o Slander = spoken Defenses of deformation o Truth o Privilege = immunity, right to do something o Opinion o Fair comment o Satire/parody o Qualified o Absolute Times v. Sullivan Montgomery, Alabama, 1960s NY Times describes corrupt Montgomery police force in an ad/editorial Plaintiff Sullivan is the police chief, sues for libel per se Article defames calls him violator of Southern Law, but chief is not actually named All white jury Actual malice not proved by Sullivan Objective = known falsity Subjective = reckless disregard of truth
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