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Laws and regulations

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  • 1. Laws and RegulationsBy Oliver Toone.
  • 2. Licensing Act 2003• An Act of the Parliament of the UnitedKingdom. The Act establishes a singleintegrated scheme for licensing premiseswhich are used for the sale or supply ofalcohol, to provide regulated entertainment,or to provide late night refreshments.
  • 3. Libel Law• English law allows actions for libel to bebrought in the High Court for any publishedstatements which are alleged to defame anamed or identifiable individual (orindividuals) in a manner which causes themloss in their trade or profession, or causes areasonable person to think worse of him, heror them.
  • 4. Privacy Law• Refers to the laws which deal with theregulation of personal information aboutindividuals which can be collected bygovernments and other public as well asprivate organizations and its storage and use.
  • 5. Broadcasting Act• This is a law of the British parliament, oftenregarded by both its supporters and its criticsas a quintessential example of Thatcherism.The aim of the act was to reform the entirestructure of British broadcasting; Britishtelevision, in particular, had earlier beendescribed by Margaret Thatcher as “the lastbastion of restrictive practices”. It governswhat can be shown on TV.
  • 6. Copyright & Intellectual Property Law• Refers to any creative work or inventionconsidered to be the property of its creator.Often, recognized and protected under thecorresponding fields of law. Owners aregranted certain exclusive rights, such as theability to publish to various markets, licensethe manufacture and distribution ofinventions, and sue in case of unlawful ordeceptive copying.
  • 7. Obscene Publications Act• This law has governed what can be publishedor released in England and Wales. The classicdefinition of criminal obscenity is if it “tendsto deprave and corrupt”
  • 8. Race Relations Act 1976• Was established by the parliament of theUnited Kingdom to prevent discrimination onthe grounds of race. Items that are coveredinclude discrimination on the grounds of race,colour nationality, ethnic and national originin the fields of employment, the provision ofgoods and services, education and publicfunctions.

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