Media Law is an essential and accessible introduction to the subject that will assist media; journalism and law students understand key concepts and aid their revision. This book, designed to complement existing textbooks will advise readers on how best to utilise the vast and ever growing array of information at their disposal. The tone and level of this guide makes it easy to follow and should prove invaluable in helping students construct assessed coursework. Established principles and contemporary developments in media law are covered and include: " Privacy and Confidentiality " Defamation " Contempt of Court " Reporting Restrictions " Freedom of Expression " Recent statutory and Case Law developments. Readers are shown how to research, identify and crucially apply media law principles to meet their needs and those of their examiners. This book is part of the SAGE Course Companion Series. Developed as accessible reference tools, SAGE Course Companions offer an introduction to the subject and encourage students to extend their understanding of key concepts, issues and debates.

Elements of Intellectual Property Law

Elements of intellectual property law

Core Areas

  • Image rights
  • Copyright
  • Passing off
  • Trademarks

This topic may well figure in your course, subject to the amount of time available, and might be construed as more important and relevant under the media law rubric. This is because the subject matter of at least one element of intellectual property law is extensive and, arguably, cannot be considered in any meaningful depth in the time available. The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 runs to 306 sections, without the schedules, and then there are also the changes that have been introduced by both UK and European legislation to take into account!

I need to make an assumption at this point. If I were offering this topic as part of a media ...

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