Printed media

printed media are printed sources of information, the classical media in such a way specified, thus magazines, newspapers, books, catalogs, geographical maps and plans, in addition, postcards, calendar, poster, posters etc. The group of the advertisement and that are particularly numerous and nearly difficult to understand Grey writings, the publications outside of the book and magazine market, for example the university writings.


printed media on paper is usually printed, whereby the pressure technology is in the fast change and the digital printing ever more and more frequently occurs - for example with Print on and and/or. the appropriate Books on and. Most printed media become at the beginning of the 3. Millenium with printing inks and on printing machines manufactured, today usually in the offset printing procedure. In the range of the “grey media” specified above however still is the Xerokopie (sodesignated after the company Xerox, and today usually as photocopy designates) of great importance. Older procedures like e.g. However screen printing today (2004) became to a large extent insignificant.

legal aspects

legal is each public presentation already a publication, thus also a folder, a poster, a handbill or an individual note at the black board in the university refectory, a concert or a theatre performance, a lecture or a solo one in the pedestrian precinct. For each publication in printing form there must be therefore a responsible person; this is with magazines and newspapers usually the editor-in-chief, with posters and handbills (so-called. Flyer) clings that, which drew as responsible person in the sense of the press right (V.i.S.d.P.). Both editors-in-chief and V.i.S.d.P.s cling civilly with their private possession and criminally personally, if by the publication one Criminal offence is committed, and/or which patent rights of other persons are hurt. Under patent right here so far the protection of the person and the personal honour became (see. the term in the German Basic Law one understood; whether this regulation also on copyright - injuries applies, is at present (October. 2004) stillcontentiously (see also copyright).


in contrast to the printed media the new media are placed, which are present predominantly today in the more digitized form, thus for example to CD-ROM, DVDs, digital books (“E-Book”) or Web publications. By into one another transferable medium formats (see. Pdf= portable document format, transferable document format) and of them increasingly general use the transitions became here however flowing.

The third group of media is also local the group of the volatile, unique publications, either by then Broadcast mentioned - the media, publications in sound broadcasting and television , or inInternet E-Zine or Blogs, in an Intranet, or by public performance (speech, exhibition, lecture, theatre, concert). Public means here that it itself not only around a defined, in itself closed group from family, company, organization or society membersacts, the borders are however also here indistinct.


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