In this course, you will learn the basics of Canadian intellectual property law as it applies to topics relevant to writers, journalists, editors and publishers. In our ever changing environment of print and online media, these basics are always under challenge. Learn how to apply legal learning to the realities of our complex internet driven world. The heart of understanding how the law works lies in looking at fact patterns: case law decided by judges and juries and the case studies from real life that they produce such as those involving film makers, artists and writers. The facts in these cases will help guide you in your media marketing and journalism practice. We’ll look at a diverse selection of materials, culled from the legal resources and my own experience as an author and lawyer.
We recommend you bring a laptop or tablet so you can complete in-class exercises..