School Of Law

Media LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200661.1


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
F3031 - Media Law

200008 Torts Law AND 200009 Constitutional Law

About this Unit
This unit examines various aspects of law relating to the mass media. The laws of defamation, contempt, privacy and the laws dealing with prohibited publications, such as those involving sedition, obscenity and vilification, form the central content of the Unit. The Unit also examines the policy rationales involved in balancing protection of free speech with a range of other interests in the context of legal restrictions on media freedom. Analysis of the application of existing media law principles to new technologies will also be featured throughout the Unit.

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