LAWS 2168 ‑ Internet and Media Law


This course deals with the law that governs the dissemination of information and the regulation of information providers. In this course, “media” is defined broadly to include broadcasters, newspapers, magazines and the internet. Topics that will be addressed include: defamation, liability of service providers, privacy issues and publication bans, media regulation, copyright issues, and conducting business via the internet ("e-commerce"). The impact of the internet on the legal regulation relating to each of these topics will be explored throughout the course.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: Final examination (100%).
Restrictions: None.