Media Law (99-1)

I.    Goal

  • To offer an overview of contemporary media ethics, policy and legal issues.

II.    References

  • Paul Starr, The Creation of the Media (2004).
  • Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture (2004).
  • Robert W. McChesney, The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the Twenty-First Century, Monthly Review Press (2004).
  • Pool, Ithiel de Sola, Technologies of Freedom. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 1983.
  • 石世豪,NCC關鍵報告。
  • 江耀國,有線電視市場與法律。

III.    Grading policy

  • Participation: 40%, in classes and on the Blackboard system. (Mere attendance or forwarding news articles DOES NOT count as participation.)
  • Short Term paper: 60%.

IV.    Schedule (tentative, subject to change)

  • week 1    Course Orientation
  • week 2    Overview of Media Law
  • week 3-5    Topic 1: Freedom/Privilege of the Press

    • 壹週刊與陳致中召妓疑案
    • 新新聞「嘿嘿嘿」案
    • 新聞媒體有權拒絕向司法機關透露消息來源嗎?
    • 台灣的媒體是製造業?
    • 新聞媒體應不應該保持政治中立? 如果應該,How?
  • week 6-8    Topic 2: Privacy

    • 狗仔隊應該為 Princess Diana 的死負責嗎?
    • TVBS 與謝長廷抓耙仔事件
  • week 9       (midterm)
  • week 10-11    Topic 3: Content Regulation

    • 置入性行銷 (商業性與政治性) 該受到什麼管制?
    • 為什麼媒體不能評論進行中之司法案件?
    • 競選廣告該如何管制?
  • week 12-14   Topic 4: Convergence and New Media

    • 動新聞、壹電視與網路媒體該怎麼管?
    • 中華電信MOD為什應一直不太成功? 它又應該如何被管制?
    • 節目分級該適用到網路嗎?
    • 網路中立性
    • 著作權與文化創新
  • week 15-18    Paper Preparation and Presentations
week 1    Course Orientationweek 2    Overview of Media Lawweek 3-4    Topic 1: Freedom/Privilege of the Pressweek 5-6    Topic 2: Privacyweek 7-8    Topic 3: Content Regulation 

week 9       (midterm)

week 10-11    Topic 4: Media Ethics

week 12-14   Topic 5: Convergence and New Media

week 15-18    Paper Preparation and Presentations

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