Media Laws and Ethical Application
A. The prowess of exploration, learning and engaging to the world of :
1. Freedom of thought
2. Freedom of speech
3. Freedom of expression (art)
B. It includes the philosophical consideration of ethical norms and values.
1. Philosophy of Law
2. Ethics and Aesthetics
C. An application of both lawful and ethical considerations of design
professions, innovations and ideas of ownership.
According to Raymond Wacks ( 2008), legal system lies in the heart of any
society protecting RIGHTS, imposing DUTIES and establishing a framework
for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity.
It endeavors to achieve JUSTICE, promote freedom and uphold the rule of
law and protect security.
Overview of Multi Media Law
1. Law and Ethics
2. Multi Media Law
3. Digital Rights
4. Intellectual Properties
Law and Ethics
• According to Merriam Webster Dictionary law is the whole system or
set of rules made by the government of a town, state, country, etc.
• According to Montequie Laws, in their most general signification, are the
necessary relations arising from the nature of things.
• According to Lozare, (1986) Laws are the quintessential manifestations
• Marxists explain that law and human rights arise from the
interactions of human beings within social structures that
contain economic class distinctions.
• Class divisions within societies create conflict and disorder
and therefore law (and the state) comes into existence to
deal with this conflict.
Consists of a set of universal principles in accordance with nature
A collection of valid rules, commands, or norms that may lack any moral
A vehicle for the protection of individual rights, the attainment of justice or
economics, political equality
• the study of what is good and bad
• philosophical ethics concerns itself with discovering a system
one may use to determine who or what is good, or with
evaluating systems that others have proposed.
• The pursuit of moral judgment in philosophical array it
means that a premium is placed upon defining "the good".
• Different approaches to defining the good, the nature of moral
properties, the source of moral knowledge, and the status of
moral facts have played an important role in shaping various branches
of moral theory.
• The (3) three major divisions of ethical philosophy may be
called Virtue Ethics, Deontology, and Consequentialism.
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