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Libel and copyright law: on- and offline

30 Jun 2009
08.30 to 17:00
AOP Offices
Queens House, 55-56 Lincolns Inn Field, London, WC2A 3LJ
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The course will provide delegates with up-to-date information on the ever-changing laws of libel and copyright - for both print and the internet. This is a practical, hands-on course with plenty of examples for delegates to assess and decide whether they would have published.

Suitable for: Editorial and commercial staff in magazine or web publishing with no legal training and those needing to refresh their knowledge.

Course content

  • what is defamation? Libel and malicious falsehood defined
  • defences to a defamation action
  • the pitfalls of libel and how to avoid a libel action
  • what to do when someone is accused of defamation
  • differences and similarities between print and online regards media law
  • libel and the internet - the ever-changing position - with emphasis on UK, US and Australian libel
  • the dangers of chatrooms, forums, blogs and instant publishing
  • malicious falsehood defined and how it differs from libel
  • copyright defined - what is covered?
  • breaches of copyright
  • negotiating copyright with writers, photographers and artists

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