Tort and Insurance Law, vol. 13Helmut Koziol/Alexander Warzilek (eds.)
Persönlichkeitsschutz gegenüber Massenmedien
The Protection of Personality Rights against Invasion by Mass Media

Tort and Insurance Law, vol. 13

originally published with Springer (Vienna/New York); now available at Verlag Österreich (Vienna)
713 p. ISBN 3-23835-2

Languages: German, English

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Press coverage can interfere with personality rights in many different ways, although the most common infringements concern issues of privacy or libel. The exact determination of the level of protection to be afforded to the subject of the reporting has to be recognised as a complex and demanding challenge, given that courts are obliged to balance the interests of the person with the rights of information and freedom of expression. This publication contains an fascinating presentation of the relevant legal situation in 11 different countries, which reveals the different levels of legal protection deriving from varying social and cultural traditions. Furthermore a journalist, a lawyer and a former Supreme Court judge contribute their respective viewpoints. While the country reports concentrate on issues of civil law, general reports deal with European, Constitutional and criminal law. The work includes a comparative analysis and general conclusions.
Contents and Contributors

Country Reports
H.Koziol, A. Warzilek: Austria
W.V.H. Rogers: England
K. Anterion, O. Moréteau: France
G. Wagner: Germany
A. Zaccaria, M. Faccioli: Italy
V. Zeno-Zencovich: Damages Awards in Defamation Cases in a Comparative Perspective
M. Okuda, E. Raidl-Marcure: Japan
R. Lampe: Slovenia
J. Neethling: South Africa
M. Martin-Casals, J.S. Feliu: Spain
H. Hausherr, R.E. Aebi-Müller: Switzerland
D.A. Logan, M.D. Green: United States of America 

Special Reports
V. Zeno-Zencovich: Press Codes in Europe
B.Kommenda: Der Persönlichkeitsschutz gegenüber Massenmedien aus Sicht eines Medienmitarbeiters
G. Korn: Der Persönlichkeitsschutz gegenüber Massenmedien aus Sicht eines Rechtsanwaltes
J. von Gerlach: der Persönlichkeitsschutz gegenüber Massenmedien aus Sicht eines Höchstrichters

General Reports
A. Heldrich: Persönlichkeitsschutz und Pressefreiheit nach der Europäischen Menschenrechtskonvention
W. Berka: Persönlichkeitsschutz und Massenmedien im Lichte der Grundfreiheiten und Menschenrechte
V. Zeno-Zencovich: Media Liability in the Information Society
F. Höpfel: Persönlichkeitsschutz und Strafrecht - an der Grenze zweier Rechtsgebiete

Comparative Remarks
A. Warzilek: Rechtsvergleichende Analyse
A. Warzilek: Comparative Report

H. Koziol: Der Schutz der Persönlichkeitsrechte gegenüber Massenmedien: Zusammenfassung und Ausblick
H. Koziol: Protection of Personality Rights against Invasions by the Mass Media: Summary and Outlook