Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

International and Comparative Media Law

650 | 3.0 credits


Global considerations increasingly affect and govern the news and entertainment media. This course surveys legal issues that lawyers are likely to confront in any broad-based media law practice, including: cross-border approaches to content regulation, including the European Convention on Human Rights; regulatory systems applicable to the international media business such as Television Without Frontiers and Database Protection Directives of the European Community; the emerging conflict surrounding assertions of jurisdiction over international media interests; protection of sources and other confidential information; considerations that may apply in attempting to enforce foreign judgments against the media; and the effect of different approaches to copyright protection.