Short Title:Applied Media Law
Full Title:Applied Media Law
Module Code:LAWS H3000
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:Paul Gormley
Module Description:The aim of the module is to familiarize students with the legal environment of the media industries and in particular the laws governing intellectual property, data protection and professional standards and conduct. The students will become familiar with and capable of discussing the relevant legal concepts. As law is an ongoing and dynamic subject the syllabus content will be expanded or modified, as the case may be, to reflect developments in the law set out in this module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the relevance of the Irish legal framework of the audio visual industries within an international context
LO2 Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the core legal and ethical issues in the media industry.
LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to identify and distinguish issues of contract and tort law relating to media production and rights management.
LO4 Demonstrate a knowledge of intellectual property rights of third parties and understand the utilization of licences and the creation and protection of intellectual property in media products.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Individual or group researchd assignment 1,2,3 50.00 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based lecture 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Independent study and research 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Brian Doolan, 2011, Principles of Irish Law 8edn, 8th ed Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717149896]
  • Robert Clark, Shane Smyth, 2016, Intellectual Property Law in Ireland, 4th ed Ed., Bloomsbury Professional [ISBN: 978170435411]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Denis Kelleher, Karen Murray, 2007, Information Technology Law in Ireland, 2nd edition Ed., Bloomsbury Professional [ISBN: 9781845921118]
  • David T. Keeling, 2011, Kerlys Law of Trade Marks & Trade Names, 15h ed Ed., Sweet and Maxwell [ISBN: 9781847037701]
  • Richard Miller, QC et al 2010, Terrell on the Law of Patents, 17h ed Ed., Sweet and Maxwell [ISBN: 9781847039033]
  • general editor and principal author, Torsten Bettinger; author of UK Chapter, Tony Willoughby; author of US Chapter, Sally M. Abel 2005, Domain name law and practice, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9780199278251]
  • K. M. Garnett, 2010, Copinger and Skone James on Copyright. Edited by Kevin Garnett, Gillian Davies, Gwilym Harbottle, 16h ed. Ed. [ISBN: 9780414043312]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 5 Mandatory