We live in a world that is dominated by media. This unit investigates the common law and statutory controls over the broadcasting, print and online media in Australia. The unit examines legal and economic aspects of the regulatory regimes which apply to the media, including issues of licensing, ownership and control. Legal controls on the content of media, including those imposed by the laws of defamation, contempt, privacy and censorship are examined in the context of the democratic notion of freedom of speech.
|Unit name||Media Law|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Coordinator||Professor Benjamin Richardson|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Describe and explain causes of action that may apply to problems arising in the media sector
- Identify, research and resolve practical problems arising in the media sector
- Communicate professionally and persuasively orally and in writing
- Collaborate effectively with colleagues
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Prerequisites50 credit points of Intermediate Law core
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:LAW652
|Assessment||Seminar (40%)|Peer review (10%)|Report (50%)|
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