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Through a series of seminars, this course engages students with a body of ‘media law’ which covers topics such as the freedom of the press, freedom of expression, access to information, open justice principle on the one hand, and on the other hand, obscene publications, defamation, right to fair trial, right to privacy, and right of publicity. The focus is on the regulation of media contents. While the course follows the relevant current developments in the law, it also lays the foundation and the broader social and historical contexts within which these developments take place.
|Second Sub Session
|30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Course Aims: The course aims to develop an in-depth knowledge and critical appreciation of some current issues in media law, including human right laws, privacy, publicity, intellectual property and related rights; and to develop certain intellectual and transferable skills. Main Learning Outcomes: The course aims to develop an in-depth knowledge and critical appreciation of some current issues in media law, including human right laws, privacy, publicity, intellectual property and related rights; and to develop certain intellectual and transferable skills. Content: This course considers certain current issues in media law. Topics discussed will include the tensions among the conflicting interests within media law. The course will draw from paradigms in human rights law such as that governing the freedom of the press, personal privacy, intellectual property and related rights. The application of these paradigms will be tested against recent cases which have gained notoriety in the press. This course will offer analytical tools for a critical understanding of the law which underpins those and similar cases.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 3,000 word essay (33.3%), 1 two-hour examination (66.6%). Resit: None.
MA Legal Studies students must write one non-counting essay of approximately 1,000 words.
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