SM3743 - Law and Creativity

Offering Academic Unit
School of Creative Media
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22

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

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to protect creativity and effectively deal with various legal issues in the media and creative industries.

Because of the global and mass distribution of creative works and projects, the course considers rules, cases, situations, and practices from Hong Kong, the U.S., Europe, and other regions.

In the first part, the course explains how creative people need to protect their creative ideas. It also clarifies how to avoid violations of free speech, reputation, publicity, and privacy. It also provides skills and knowledge on how to portray people and places lawfully.

The second part addresses copyright issues and clarifies how to use works created by others without any legal risks. It also concerns dealmaking to provide skills and tips on reading and evaluating key contracts, such as collaboration, production, and distribution contracts, as well as licensing.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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