The Legal Aspects of Media Course identifies complex media legal issues presented by the expansion of digital and mobile technologies, and helps students think critically about how to resolve these issues. The course explores whether or not traditional media laws and regulations apply to the Internet, and if so, which laws and in what application. Students will discuss First Amendment rights and media law, including libel and slander, privacy, as well as ethical dilemmas faced by media professionals. Finally, students will examine these legal issues in the context of current technologies and future trends.
NMJ642: Legal Aspects of Media