|Media and Communications Industry Regulation - LAWS8054|
The Media and Communications industry players operate in a network of direct, co-, and self regulation which continues to change rapidly in response to technological, structural and social change. This course will look in detail at that regulation, particularly in the telecommunications and broadcasting industries and seek to answer the hard question of where it's all going.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
Study of media and communications law at undergraduate level.
The course proposes to teach law students about the network of regulation that affects the media and communications industries in Australia, particularly the broadcasting and telecommunications industries. The course aims to identify regulation that is legislative, co-regulatory and self regulatory and contrast these different approaches. The specific knowledge will be taught against the backdrop of key values, issues and concepts such as free speech, the need for a plurality of views in a democratic society, media power and influence, digitization and the rapid technological and structural convergence thus challenging students to ask and develop answers to the questions of why, who, what and how we regulate these industries.
There will also be a pack of photocopied materials which have to be purchased from the UNSW Law Faculty.