Media Law Mistakes and how to avoid them elearning course

ContentETC Training and Elearning
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2 hours
10 GBP excl. VAT
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Course description

Media Law Mistakes and how to avoid them 

ContentETC takes you step-by-step through the 20 classic legal pitfalls in media law, and more importantly, how to avoid them. 

This covers the most up-to-date developments, based on our hugely popular face-to-face workshops, and features both the top 10 libel mistakes you could easily make, as well as the top 10 copyright and intellectual property errors to avoid.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This online training course in media law essentials is suitable for anybody who reports, writes or edits, in any print or digital medium, and who wants a rapid, practical and accurate summary of what to look out for.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

ContentETC certificate upon completion.

Feedback from the trainer

The beauty of elearning is that you can do it at a time and place to suit you. But you won't be alone! Your trainer, Richard Sharpe, will talk you through the key points to improve your skills and knowledge, and at any time during your elearning course, you can email him with any queries or comments.

Richard can also give you invaluable one-to-one feedback on your own work. If you buy the trainer feedback option with your course, email him your legal queries after you have completed the elearning and he will supply you with individual guidance, comments and practical suggestions. This unique feedback really brings your elearning to life and makes sure you have truly grasped - and applied - all of the key principles.

What other e-learners think of this course:

Excellent course, with great examples!

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Training Course Content

This training course in media law covers the following aspects

  • The top 20 media law mistakes and how to avoid them, including: 
  • Balancing "freedom of speech" against reputation
  • How to prepare properly to avoid problems later
  • How to approach and manage key copyright issues
  • The principles of the Reynolds defence
  • Vital tips to use whenever you create new content
  • Invaluable courtroom lessons of recent years
  • The pitfalls of using material from the public domain
  • Key differences between US and English and Welsh libel laws
  • Managing images and trademarks as well as words

 A timely review of libel and copyright media law

The top 10 libel mistakes, including:

  • Not knowing who is litigious

The top 10 copyright and intellectual property mistakes, including:

  • Taking or using from the public domain


Continuing Studies

If you need more media law fundamentals, this session is a perfect companion to our Libel and other Defamations and Copyright and Intellectual Property Law for digital and print media courses.

About provider

We train people to communicate. 

Our elearning, in-house and remote courses are tailored to help you with:  Effective Business Writing; Copywriting; Digital Content and Social Media; Storytelling; Media Training; Video Skills and Media Law. We also run the Professional Publishers Association Foundation Certificate in Journalism. Our trainers are journalists and professional...

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ContentETC Training and Elearning

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GU30 7SW Liphook Hampshire

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Excellent course and well spoken with good examples. It would have been nice to watch the whole presentation as one instead of having to click through each slide but other than that Excellent!
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