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Course Number: LAW 6841 Credits: 2-3

Not available to students who have taken or are taking Legal Problems of Mass Communications (LAW 6930). Focuses on bodies of law regulating the gathering and dissemination of information by the media, including constitutional, statutory, and common law. Specific topics covered include defamation and privacy, liability for physical and economic harms caused by the media, copyright, subpoenas and searches, media access to information, and regulation of broadcasting. Special attention given to the problem of regulating new technologies and to adapting first amendment theory to deal with these.

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