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ALJ724 - Law Media and Communication

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:J Little




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Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit examines the legal framework regulating freelancing and specific job roles in media and communication in Australia. This unit is particularly relevant to journalists, public relations practitioners, writers and freelancers in film/video, creative enterprise and media.


Delivered in a case study environment, this unit aims to provide both a theoretical and practical insight into the legal rights and risks of communicators. The unit will focus in particular on legal issues such as defamation, contempt of court, contracts, copyright and intellectual property.


Online Quiz 20%


Two reports - Each 2000 words 40% 

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