What Is Media Law?

A look at the field of media law.
asked Dec 17, 2012 in Business Law by answernest

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Media law is a specialty of the law that is designed to govern media communication of all types. People that specialize in this field may work for an individual company, handling legal issues that may come up as the business performs it duties.
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Other places where these people may work include organizations that advocate on behalf of people that run up against the law, or they may also work in private practice in a consulting capacity for legal aid to clients. In order to become a media lawyer to work in this field, a person will need to attend a law school that has a concentration in media law. Check with the law school before attending if this is the field that you would like to get into.

There are three main concentrations in the area of media law, as follows: print media, telecommunications, and digital communications. Print media encompasses newspapers, magazines, advertising, etc. Telecommunications covers the areas of radio and television broadcasting. The digital communication field encompasses the Internet, and this area is constantly evolving. This field of law is constantly changing due to new technologies, so in order to be successful, you will want to make sure that you are able to stay in tuned with the new technologies.

answered Dec 17, 2012 by answernest
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