print and online media in Australia. We will consider both the 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. All topics take account of the opportunities, challenges and impacts of digital technologies.
|Unit name||Media Law|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Heather Forrest|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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PrerequisitesLAW204 - Administrative Law) AND ((LAW251 - Contract Law AND LAW252 - Foundations of Private Law AND LAW253 - Foundations of Public Law AND LAW254 - International Law AND LAW255 - Legal Reasoning AND LAW256 - Torts AND LAW250 - Constitutional Law) OR (LAW205 - Constitutional Law 1 AND LAW221 - Contract Law A AND LAW222 - Contract Law B AND LAW223 - Torts A AND LAW224 - Torts B AND LAW225 - Criminal Law A AND LAW226 - Criminal Law B) OR (LAW221 - Contract Law A AND LAW222 - Contract Law B AND LAW223 - Torts A AND LAW224 - Torts B AND LAW351 - Criminal Law A AND LAW352 - Criminal Law B and Criminal Procedure AND LAW253 - Foundations of Public Law)
|Assessment||Assignment (60%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (40%)|
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