Broadcast Law Updates

The aim of this course is to refresh trainee awareness of basic principles of defamation law. In particular, the course will:

  •     Consider aspects of privacy law relevant to broadcasting
  •     Outline basic principles of copyright law relevant to broadcasting
  •     Consider the application of legal principles discussed to online, as well as on-air, activity by radio personnel.

Course Content

The course comprises a half-day seminar (x3 hours) during which a slide presentation and discussion with the group will take place covering in outline form the relevant aspects of the following topics:

  •     Defamation law
  •     Privacy and data protection law
  •     Copyright law
  •     Online and social media activity by radio personnel

Target Trainee Profile

This course is suited to radio personnel with some level of prior media law training and / or practical experience of the principles of law applicable to radio broadcasting.


Sarah Kieran, MediaLawyer