22910286 - Information and Media Law

Information and Media Law

Educational objectives:
The course aims to tackle information and media law, with specific attention to be paid to new technologies. The aim of the course is to understand the influence of the technological evolution of information on constitutional rights (not only on the freedom of expression) and State organization, especially in the internet age.

Expected learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding:
- know the information and media law, in its constitutional, primary or supranational dimension
- know the influence of the technological evolution of information on constitutional rights and State organization

Applying knowledge and understanding:
- recognize the legal implications of the use of new technologies in the field of information and media

Making judgements:
- develop the ability to critically evaluate the functioning of information and media, in the light of its legal framework

Communication skills:
- acquire technical-legal language, at least in the field of information and media law

Learning skills:
- develop the ability to observe the evolution of information and media, understanding the legal consequences of the use of different technologies.
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The constitutional framework of fundamental rights - Freedom of communication (art. 15 Cost.) - Freedom of speech (art. 21 Cost.) - Freedom of the press - The radio and television system: legislation and jurisprudence of the Italian Constitutional Court - Telecommunications - The Internet - Theatre and Cinema

Core Documentation

P. Caretti- A. Cardone, Diritto dell'informazione e della comunicazione nell'era della convergenza, Il Mulino, 2019

Type of delivery of the course

The lessons will be dedicated to the programme. Are also analyzed case law studies and latest developments about information and media law. In the event of an extension of the health emergency by COVID-19, all the provisions governing the way in which teaching activities and student evaluation are carried out will be implemented. In particular, the lessons, if necessary, will take place always remotely through the interactive Microsoft Teams platform, made available by the University.

Type of evaluation

The exam includes the written test in itinere and final oral exam. The written one consists of a test with multiple response: goal is to verify knowledge of specific parts of the programme. The oral one checks the level of understanding of the basic concepts of information and media law. Students will answer questions asked about the program, with reference to the recommended texts and lectures. The evaluation ranges from a minimum of 18/30, corresponding to the basic knowledge of all parts of the program and technical language, to a maximum score of 30/30 and honors, which is equivalent to mastery of the topics, excellent language property, excellent analytical ability.