Develop a New Media based Policy
Follow the Directions:
Each student will take on unresolved issue in the field of media law. More often than not this involves ‘old’ law (free speech, libel, privacy, press rights, FCC, etc.) as applied to ‘new’ media (file sharing, online journalism, social media, virtual reality, etc.). It may be related to your first paper. Analyze the trends in the area. What is a contemporary legal/ethical issue in the area? What are proposed policies to deal with the issues?
Then you will create a new policy to answer that issue: The YOURLASTNAME Act!. You will describe your new law. Then examine the pros and cons in the implementation of the policy if it became law. How will it change the media industries? What are some possible unforeseen consequences?
The first third of your paper should describe the issue and its impact on the media/speech.You should also describe some suggested solutions already proposed by other commentators.
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