Seven Deadly Sins Media Law & Ethics Course
with David Banks
Yes you learned about media law at the steps of McNae’s, but how does that fit you for the real rapidly changing freelance world
Does a click on the mouse still have the benefit of the raised eyebrow of a senior sub or the chance to do a quick change before anyone notices?
Media law and ethics are now deeply entwined for all journalists and the CIoJ’s Seven Deadly Sins to be Avoided by Journalists Course is a great way of making the real difference to your work.
David Banks has been a journalist for 26 years starting on regional newspapers in North Wales and the North West. Now as well as delivering training to most national newspaper groups, he continues to write as a freelance for The Guardian, Mirror Group and The New Statesman.
He will take you through from understanding the overview of legal risks using social media, libel and the new Defamation law, through to Copyright and even the dangers of retweets in a lively but structured conversational course.
All in one afternoon and at half price thanks to sponsorship from the Journalists Copyright Fund!
The course is open to all journalists and costs just £75 ( £55 for CIoJ members and students). The course will run on 16 December from 12.30pm – 5.30pm at 2 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 2XU.
Yes Christmas has come early and doubly so if it helps avoid the costly time and money of fighting a court case for freelance journalists everywhere.
THIS COURSE IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE SO PLEASE BOOK BY RINGING DIANE 020 7252 1187.
Full list of topics to be covered:
Understanding social media
o The various platforms we use
o Overview of legal risks
o How the law has been broken
Libel and other laws protecting reputation
o What is libel – Reforms of the Defamation Act 2013?
o Who can sue you?
o How libels happen on social media
o Repetition rule – the dangers of a retweet
o When third parties place libels on your sites
o Defences available
o Malicious falsehood and slander
o Copyright overview
o What is protected
o Who owns copyright on social media and filesharing sites
o How is it breached?
o Trademarks, passing off and other IP laws
o Protecting your own IP
Privacy, Confidentiality and Data Protection
o Privacy law and recent cases
o Data Protection, what is covered
o Who has a right to privacy and when?
Other legal issues
o Contempt of Court
o Laws protecting children
o Laws protecting victims
o RIPA, Bribery Act, Misuse of Computers Act