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Media legislation

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C&G Diploma in Media Techniques …

C&G Diploma in Media Techniques
Unit 301 Media Industries

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  • 1. Media Legislation Rachel Heyes Lecturer The Manchester College
  • 2. Data Protection Act 1998 <ul><li>The act contains eight D a ta Protection Principles </li></ul><ul><li>These specify that personal data must be: </li></ul><ul><li>Processed fairly and lawfully </li></ul><ul><li>Obtained for specified and lawful purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate, relevant and not excessive </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate and up to date </li></ul><ul><li>Not kept any longer than necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Processed in accordance with the D a ta subject (the individual) rights </li></ul><ul><li>Securely kept </li></ul><ul><li>Not transferred to any other country without adequate protection in situ </li></ul>
  • 3. Freedom of Information Act 2005 <ul><li>Deals with access to official information </li></ul><ul><li>Provides individuals or organisations with the right to request information held by a public authority </li></ul>
  • 4. Defamation Act 1996 <ul><li>Protect the reputation and good standing of an individual </li></ul><ul><li>In order to pursue a successful defamation suit the claimant must: </li></ul><ul><li>Prove that they have a reputation which can be damaged </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to show that their reputation has been damaged </li></ul>
  • 5. Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 <ul><li>Gives the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the right to control the ways in which their material may be used </li></ul><ul><li>The rights cover: </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast and public performance, copying, adapting, issuing, renting and lending copies to the public </li></ul>
  • 6. Contempt of Court Act 1981 <ul><li>Greater protection to freedom of speech </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct tending to interfere with the course of justice - particularly legal proceedings - may be treated as a contempt of court regardless of whether there was any intent to so interfere </li></ul>
  • 7. Children Act 2004 <ul><li>Legislative spine for the wider strategy for improving children's lives </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage integrated planning, commissioning and delivery of services as well as improve multi-disciplinary working, remove duplication, increase accountability and improve the coordination of individual and joint inspections in local authorities </li></ul>
  • 8. Criminal Justice Act 1994 <ul><li>Clause covering potential harm </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;caused to potential viewers or, by their behaviour, to society&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>by material dealing with </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;criminal behaviour, illegal drugs, violent behaviour or incidents, horrific behaviour or incidents or human sexual activity&quot; </li></ul>
  • 9. Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 <ul><li>The training and exhibition of performing animals </li></ul><ul><li>Requires trainers and exhibitors to be registered with the local authority </li></ul><ul><li>Officers have the power to enter premises if cruelty and neglect is detected, can prohibit or restrict the training or exhibition and suspend or cancel the registration </li></ul>
  • 10. Media Legislation Task <ul><li>Put yourself in the position of a production company in an industry that interests you </li></ul><ul><li>List all the factors you would need to consider in order to avoid legal action </li></ul>

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