Media & Entertainment


Media & Entertainment

Media law refers to the legal regulation of culture, entertainment, advertising, broadcasting, telecommunications and generally anything relating to digital and analogue media. This can include books, video, audio, photographs, graphics, software, databases, online publications and other content.

The production of media is a multi-tiered process involving many different players – from agents to producers, journalists, publishers, firms, and dozens more. Meanwhile, publication of any material – either as a professional publisher, lone author, blogger or casual user of social media raise in a whole host of legal issues. Legal issues that arise in the field of media law include:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Defamation
  • Confidentiality
  • Privacy
  • Freedom of Information
  • Employment
  • Commercial Contracts