Media law refresher – In-company training

This session will update you on the important aspects of media law when publishing on paper and online. It covers copyright, data protection, disabled persons’ access to content, libel, model release and privacy. Every aspect will be supported with examples.

If you are publishing content, you should really have a refresher on media law every 2-3 years.

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One day in-company training course

Introductions and objectives


The right to control the copying of all content, the right to defend that right and the defences for infringement of that right.          
  • How and when copyright is created
  • Who owns the copyright and what they can do with that right
  • How long it lasts and what it covers.
  • The three roles of editorial staff in copyright law
  • The creation of copyright for the company
  • The defence of the company's copyright
  • The appropriate use of the copyright of others
  • The defences for an accusation of copyright infringement
  • Q&A on copyright
Data protection
  • The data which companies can hold on individuals and what they can do with it
  • The rights of the individuals to access, correct and challenge the data held on them
  • Q&A on data protection
Disabled persons’ access
  • What needs to be done to enable people with disabilities to access content online
  • Q&A on disabled persons’ access


The new law on libel in England and Wales

What the claimant has to prove
  • Publication
  • Identity
  • Defamed
  • Damage to reputation and/or finances
  • The right place to take the action
What the defences are
  • Truth
  • Honest Comment
  • Peer-reviewed journal
  • Distribution of the content of others on a website covered by the Section 5 defence

The law of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: much the same as the old English and Welsh law: a brief resume of what the claimant has to prove and the defences.

Q&A on libel

Model release
  • Property release
  • Adult release
  • Minor release
  • Q&A on model release
  • The right to privacy as stated in the Human Rights Act
  • Its consequences
  • The growing case load on privacy
  • The top 10 on what to do and not to do on privacy
  • Q&A on privacy
Wrap up
  • Remaining questions and issues
  • A round or two of ContentETC’s Keep it Legal game to reinforce the key points

To do lists – how will you put into practice what you have learned?

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This course provides you with practical skills that you can apply immediately to your own content. We send you away with a list of “To dos” to focus on after your training and will follow-up with you to see how you are getting on. We are always here if you have any queries at all.

To find out more about our range of in-company courses, and how we work and support you both before and after your training, please have a look at our in-company training page.

Our bespoke in-company training is run on a date and at a place to suit you. But if you would rather learn online, please have a look at our Libel and other defamations and Copyright and intellectual property e-learning courses.

Please call 00 44(0)1428 722105 or email us for more information on how we can help you organise your training.