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Media Law

Examines the legal structure and case law within which the media operate. The course surveys interpretations of the First Amendment, legal issues involving libel, privacy, newsgathering, electronic media regulation, obscenity, indecency, intellectual property, and advertising. While the course covers the history and development of media law, the emphasis is on contemporary legal issues in a digital media environment. Prerequisite: MEDIA 210 or MEDIA 312 or instructor permission.

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