I’m Teaching Media Law Again This Summer

February 20, 2021 | News & Updates

I’ll be teaching my short (6 week; 2 credit) course in media law again this year as part of the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law’s Intellectual Property Summer Institute. Last summer I taught a short (6 week; 2 credit) remote course in media law as part of the reboot of University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law’s Intellectual Property Summer Institute. Affectionately known as “IPSI” by us UNH alums, last year marked the return of the program, albeit in remote form, following a multi-year hiatus. We’ll be remote again this year, though we’re hopeful that the COVID conditions may improve enough to have at least a weekend gathering. Stay tuned for more information on that.

My course, which has been given a snazzy new title, From Traditional Media to Social Media: Current Issues and Events in the Law of Media and Mass Communication, will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern (10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific), from May 24 through July 2.

Here is the official course description:

This course offers broad exposure to various legal issues confronted by mass media enterprises, ranging from traditional broadcasters and similar internet-based services, to the major internet platforms and the new class of “media enterprises” that they spawned, such as YouTube influencers and TikTok stars. By examining current issues and events, students will navigate areas of law including defamation, rights of publicity and privacy, newsgathering and right of access, advertising, broadcast and internet regulation, intellectual property, and antitrust – to understand how the law’s staple doctrines apply to the business of producing and distributing news, information, and entertainment for mass consumption.

In addition, UNH is offering a handful of other short (1 and 2 credit) courses, including:

  • Drug Wars: Patent Protections in the Life Sciences Industry
  • The Art & Science of Legal Engagement in China
  • Video Gaming & IP
  • Cannabis & IP
  • IP Colloquium
  • Name, Image, and Likeness: Controversy of Identity
  • Introduction to Digital Brand Protection

For more information, including instructions on how to register, visit UNH’s IPSI page.