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Laws

  1. 1. Licensing Act 2003 – The Act establishes a scheme for licensing premises which are used for the sale or supply of alcohol, to provide regulated entertainment, or to provide late night refreshment.
  2. 2. Privacy Law 1974- Refers to the laws which deal with the regulation ofpersonal information about individuals which can becollected by governments and other public as well as private organizations and its storage and use.
  3. 3. Obscene Publications Act -This law has governed what can be published or released in England and Wales. The classic definition of criminal obscenity is if it “tends to deprave and corrupt”
  4. 4. Broadcasting Act - This is a law that is often regarded by both its supporters and its critics as an example of Thatcherism. The aim of the Act was to reform the entire structure of British broadcasting; Britishtelevision, in particular, had earlier been described by Margaret Thatcher as “the last bastion of restrictive practices”. It governs what can be shown on TV.
  5. 5. Human Rights Act 1998 -Right to privacy, Right to live & exist, Right to have a family, To ownproperty, Free Speech, Safety from violence, Equality of both malesand females; women’s rights, Fair trial, To be innocent until proven guilty, To be a citizen of a country, The right to express his or her sexual orientation, To vote, To seek asylum if a country treats you badly, To think freely, To believe and practice the religion a personwants To peacefully protest (speak against) a government or group, Health care (medical care), Education, To communicate through a language, Not be forced into marriage, The right to love, The right to work.
  6. 6. Copyright & Intellectual Property Law - Refers to any creative work or invention considered to be the property of its creator.Owners are granted exclusive rights, such as theability to publish to various markets, license themanufacture and distribution of inventions, and sue in case of unlawful or deceptive copying.
  7. 7. Race Relations Act 1976 - Was established by the Parliament of the United Kingdom to prevent discrimination on the grounds ofrace. Items that are covered include discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin in the fields of employment, theprovision of goods and services, education and public functions.
  8. 8. Libel Law -English law allows actions for libel to be brought inthe High Court for any published statements which are alleged to defame a named or identifiable individual in a manner which causes them loss in their trade or profession, or causes a reasonable person to think worse of him, her or them.

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