Entertainment Law and Ethics

Course Code: BFMP 3502

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This course introduces students to practical legal and ethical issues that are essential to both content developers and producers working in the media, either on a freelance basis or through a small production company. The course examines relevant Canadian legal and ethical issues and the regulatory environment. Students are exposed to concepts such as contract law, copyright law and ownership issues, rights clearance, defamation and libel, financing and insurance issues, piracy and legal representation. Students also cover legal issues related to starting their own company.