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.
- 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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