COM5103 - Policy and Regulations of New Media

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Media and Communication
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2014/15

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course aims to equip students with knowledge of and abilities to discover and analyze a wide range of issues in the policy, ethics and regulations of the new media, with an emphasis on multimedia and online communication technologies and telecommunications. It covers topics such as cyberlaw, computer law, new media and computer crime, intellectual property and copyright, privacy and libel issues, regulation of "deviant" expression such as dissident political speech and obscenity, the impact of regulations on discourses, new media ethics, and general national telecommunications policies in the world.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Research paper: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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