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Major Treatises by Topic

This guide lists major legal treatises, handbooks, hornbooks and guides by topic. It also lists important current awareness and reporting services for each topic.


Communications Law covers the following areas of law:

  • Media Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Cable Law
  • Broadcasting Law
  • Computer Law
  • Internet Law
  • Telecommunications Law

Multi-Volume Treatises

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

David Bender, Computer Law: A Guide to Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Law  (2013 - date). Online: Lexis. (4 volumes).

George B. Delta & Jeffrey H. Matsuura, Law of the Internet (4th ed., 2016 - date)  Online: WK Cheetah. (2 volumes).

Charles D. Ferris & Frank W. Lloyd, Telecommunications Regulation: Cable, Broadcasting, Satellite, and the Internet (1983-date).  Online: Lexis.  

Lee Levine et al.,  Newsgathering and the Law (5th ed., 2018 - date).   Print:  Law Library Stacks KF2750.D54 2011.  Online: Lexis.  (2 volumes).

Raymond T. Nimmer, The Law of Computer Technology: Rights, Licenses, Liabilities. (4th ed., 2007-date). Online:  Westlaw. (4 volumes).

Harvey L. Zuckman et al., Modern Communications Law (2007- date). Print: Law Library Stacks KF2765.M63 1999.  (3 volumes). 

Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Jerome A. Barron, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell  (5th ed., 2018).  Ebook:  West Academic Digital.  Online CWRU Law Users Only.

T. Barton Carter, Juliet Lushbough Dee, Harvey L. Zuckman, Mass Communications Law in a Nutshell (7th ed, 2014).  Ebook: West Academic Digital.  Online CWRU Law Users Only.

Daniel A. Farber, The First Amendment  (Concise Hornbook) (4th ed., 2014).  Ebook: West Academic Digital.  Online CWRU Law Users Only.

Ryan Garcia & Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister, Social Media Law in a Nutshell (2017).  Ebook: West Academic Digital.  Online CWRU Law Users Only.

Lisa M. Thomas, Thomas on Data BreachA Practical Guide to Handling Data Breach Notifications Worldwide (2018-date)  Westlaw. Online CWRU Law Users Only.

Michael L. Rustad, Global Internet Law in a Nutshell  (3rd ed., 2016).  Ebook: West Academic Digital.  Online CWRU Law Users Only.

Michael L. Rustad, Hornbook on Global Internet Law (2d ed., 2016).  Ebook: West Academic Digital.  Online CWRU Law Users Only.

John T. Soma, Stephen D. Rynerson,  & Erica Kitaev,  Privacy Law in a Nutshell (2d. ed., 2014).  Ebook: West Academic Digital.  Online CWRU Law Users Only.

Current Awareness & Looseleaf Services

LegalTech  News  (Frequency: Daily/Monday - Friday). Lexis (ALM Media).

Tech &Telecom Law (Frequency: Updated continuously)   Bloomberg Law.