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COM - 320
Media Law

(3 cr.) - Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

An introduction to the history and development of media law in the United States since the early 1900s.  Readings and lectures include the First Amendment, libel law, copyright protection, different regulations regarding print and electronic media, regulation of obscene and erotic material, the Freedom of Information Act, the regulation of advertising and telecommunication regulation.  Covered topics include, to some degree, the role of ethics and morality as they apply to current media practices such as industry mergers and censorship issues.




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