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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
    • The act contains eight D a ta Protection Principles
    • These specify that personal data must be:
    • Processed fairly and lawfully
    • Obtained for specified and lawful purposes
    • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
    • Accurate and up to date
    • Not kept any longer than necessary
    • Processed in accordance with the D a ta subject (the individual) rights
    • Securely kept
    • Not transferred to any other country without adequate protection in situ
  • 3. Freedom of Information Act 2005
    • Deals with access to official information
    • Provides individuals or organisations with the right to request information held by a public authority
  • 4. Defamation Act 1996
    • Protect the reputation and good standing of an individual
    • In order to pursue a successful defamation suit the claimant must:
    • Prove that they have a reputation which can be damaged
    • Be able to show that their reputation has been damaged
  • 5. Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
    • Gives the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the right to control the ways in which their material may be used
    • The rights cover:
    • Broadcast and public performance, copying, adapting, issuing, renting and lending copies to the public
  • 6. Contempt of Court Act 1981
    • Greater protection to freedom of speech
    • 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
  • 7. Children Act 2004
    • Legislative spine for the wider strategy for improving children's lives
    • 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
  • 8. Criminal Justice Act 1994
    • Clause covering potential harm
    • "caused to potential viewers or, by their behaviour, to society"
    • by material dealing with
    • "criminal behaviour, illegal drugs, violent behaviour or incidents, horrific behaviour or incidents or human sexual activity"
  • 9. Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925
    • The training and exhibition of performing animals
    • Requires trainers and exhibitors to be registered with the local authority
    • 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
  • 10. Media Legislation Task
    • Put yourself in the position of a production company in an industry that interests you
    • List all the factors you would need to consider in order to avoid legal action