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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

50070 - IT AND COMMUNICATION LAW

Department of Law

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - M (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - IM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - MM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - AFC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - CLELI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - ACME (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - DES-ESS (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  12 credits IUS/08) - EMIT (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - GIO (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08)
Course Director:
ORESTE POLLICINO

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: ORESTE POLLICINO


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

Following the advent and spread of communication and information technology, this course has a double aim: on the one hand, to examine the statute law, case law and legal theory related to traditional means of communication (radio, television, theatre, press, cinema), on the other hand, to provide students with an overview of all the issues related to the new technologies and in particular the implications related to the Internet and to the protection of fundamental rights on the web.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • Freedom of expression in Europe and in the US.
  • The content and limits of freedom of expression: hate speech.
  • Journalism: freedom of the press and freedom of information.
  • The access to the Internet: new constitutional freedoms?
  • The television market: The Audiovisual Media Service Directive.
  • The television market: the Italian legal Regime.
  • Internet and jurisdiction. Between globalization and localization.
  • Data protection and data retention: the European scenario.
  • Who controls the Internet? The ISPs legal regime.
  • Cybercrime. The Google Vivi Down saga.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

Deal with the main issues regarding Internet regulation and the protection of fundamental rights in the digital era.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

Assessing the increasing or decreasing of protection of the fundamental rights at stake depending on the judicial balancing between contrasting values.


Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
DETAILS

Guest speakers’ talks include lectures given by experts and professionals working in the IT industry. Case studies are discussed at the beginning of each class in order to introduce the subject of the relevant lectures.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Oral exam attributes up to 100% of the final grade but active and regular class participation is taken into account.

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Oral exam attributes up to 100% of the final grade.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Students are tested on the readings (including cases and papers) published on the Bboard platform.

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Students are tested on the textbook:

    • J. OSTER, European and International Media Law, Cambridge, last edition.
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