Media Law Refresher – In-company training

If you are publishing content, you should have a refresher on media law every two to three years.

Our face-to-face tailored course will update you on the important aspects of media law when publishing on paper, online and on social media. It covers libel, copyright, data protection, disabled persons’ access to content, model releases and privacy. You can pick and choose what is most important for you or your organisation and add other subjects.

Every aspect will be supported with examples and case studies.

One or half day in-company training course (dependent on needs) covering:

  • Refresher on copyright - 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 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
  • Where digital media, apps and social media fit in
  • 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
  • Changes for May 2018 and what they mean for you and your processes
  • Disabled persons’ access - what needs to be done to enable people with disabilities to access content online
  • IPSO and the Editor’s Code - why it exists and what it means for you
  • Punitive powers and case studies
  • Things to watch out for
  • Privacy and IPSO
  • Privacy and the Human Right’s Act
  • What’s covered, what’s dangerous to publish
  • The role of digital content and social media
  • Libel and defamation - definitions and examples
  • Things to watch out for
  • The new law on libel in England and Wales – 2013 Defamation Act
  • What the claimant has to prove – and what they don’t have to prove
  • What the defences are
  • 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.
  • Model release - property, adult, minor releases

Actions and follow-up

This course provides you with practical knowledge 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, so you can put into practice what you have learned; and we follow-up with you afterwards to see how you are getting on. We are always available if you have any queries at all, so you just need to let us know.

Excellent course, bespoked for us. Delighted with the trouble the trainer has taken to address our issues/dilemmas. They pack so much in to a session that the course feels like great value for money. I'm a huge fan. Excellent as always.

Editor, Auction Technology Group