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Title: Constitutional law and history of broadcasting in Great Britain, 1922-1946
Author: Brown, Robert Jardine
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1947
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1. INTRODUCTION. The development of the British Broadcasting Company from a Public Utility Company created under the Companies Acts into a Corporation established by Royal Charter with an account of the part played in the metamorphosis by the Sykes and Crawford Committees. 2. THE CORPORATION and the STATE. The formula defining the duty of the Corporation, Governors, Director General. Ministerial control, including right of veto. Parliamentary control. Editorial Rights. Advisory Committees. 3. THE CORPORATION and the BROADCASTING OF POLITICAL CONTROVERSY. Party Broadcasting by Members of Parliament. Political Broadcasting at Election time. Broadcasting of Parliamentary Reports and Political Broadcasting generally. 4. THE CORPORATION in the IMPERIAL and INTERNATIONAL SPIERE. Empire and Foreign Broadcasting. The Corporation's part as a Member of International Broadcasting Union and as an expert on International Committees, technics.] political, legal. 5. THE CORPORATION and its LEGAL STATUS. Powers of Chartered Corporation, public and private. Rights in respect of corporeal and incorporeal property in peace and wartime - Persons - Staff and Third Parties. Wartime Legislation. Libel and Slander of persons and goods. Jurisdiction. 6. THE CORPORATION as an OPERATING CONCERN. Publications, Public Concerts and other Public Entertainments, News, including its transmission. Copy- :right, Artists, including Children and Staff. 7. THE CORPORATION and, its FINAJCES with SUBSIDIARY CHAPTER on SPONSORING. Financial history with note of exemptions from ordinary taxation. History of Sponsoring. 8. THE CORPORATION and RELAY EXCHANGES. History of development and changes in relations between Corporation and Operating Companies. 9. THE CORPORATION and TELEVISION. History of development and note of special problems relating to Television. 10. THE CORPORATION and the BROADCASTING ORGANISATIONS in the DOMINIONS. A comparison in some detail of principal points of constitutional interest. 11. Short ESSAY on future development of BROADCASTING in GREAT BRITAIN. 12. The FREEDOM of the ETHER - An Article published July 1946 in the B.B.C. QUARTERLY.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Litt.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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