Analyze the challenges involved in extending the principles of defamation to the Internet

Analyze the challenges involved in extending the principles of defamation to the Internet

MEDIA LAW & ETHICS

 

Instructions to candidates:

 

a) Time allowed: Three hours (plus an extra ten minutes’ reading time at the start – do not write anything during this time)

b) Answer any FIVE questions

c) All questions carry equal marks. Marks for each question are shown in [ ]

 

1. Analyze the challenges involved in extending the principles of defamation to the Internet. [20]

 

2. Explain the options available to a newspaper seeking to challenge reporting restrictions. [20]

 

3. Review the main offences that may lead to an allegation of inciting racial hatred. [20]

 

4. A court may impose a number of categories of damages, if an allegation of defamation is proven.

Explain the categories of damages available to a court. [20]

 

5. Establishing copyright ownership is not always straightforward, and has been the subject of much case law. Review the key challenges involved in determining ownership of copyright. [20]

 

6. A claimant seeking to establish a breach of confidence must establish certain factors. Explain what these are. [20]

 

7. Analyze the main defenses that have been established with regard to allegations of libel. [20]

 

8. Review the offence of strict liability contempt and its defenses. [20]


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