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Communications law (6 points)


Leader: Mr Paul Sugden

Berwick First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2003 (OCL)
Perth First semester 2003 (Day)
Berwick First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)
Perth First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit examines the diverse range of laws that are relevant to the public relations professional's practice, including defamation, confidential information, conflict of interest, privacy, contempt of court and parliament, obscenity, intellectual property, trade practices and product recalls. These areas of law place restrictions on the rights to communicate with a range of 'publics' through media, which a public relations professional must consider when adopting a professional and ethical solution to their client's requests.

Assessment: Assignment (2500 words): 30% + Examination (3 hours, open book): 70%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: BTW1200 or equivalent

Prohibitions: LAW4140, LAW5144

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