You are welcome to email us any questions you might have regarding the final exam. In the interest of fairness, the questions will be posted here anonymously and the replies will be available for all to see.
Please check back in the coming days. The most recent questions an answers will be posted at the [...]
The UK Supreme Court last month delivered an important judgment on the Reynolds (or public interest) defence to defamation actions in the case of Flood v Times Newspapers  UKSC 11.
You should read this judgment, which is available here on the Supreme Court Web site.
Hint: You might find it easier to start by reading the Supreme [...]
In this final class, we will conclude our study of the law of copyright, review key points from the course this past semester and distribute the final exam. This is a take-home exam and must be completed no later than Wednesday May 2. Please note that no new lecture handouts will be distributed at this final class and you are [...]
Lecturer: Sky Canaves
In the age of the Internet, copyright issues have become increasingly more important for both traditional and online media. What major copyright issues arise for both media companies and individual journalists? How has the increase in online publications complicated the conflict between copyright violations versus fair dealing/fair use? What [...]
Media Law in China
Guest Speaker: Professor Fu Hualing of the Faculty of Law
Lecturer: Sky Canaves
Professor Fu will introduce the authoritarian structure of the Chinese media and look at the challenges it is facing through commercialization and the growth of social media such as Weibo.
Sky, a former reporter for the Wall Street [...]
Libel/Defamation 3: Review and Clicker Exercise
In this class, we will complete our review of the law of libel and test our knowledge in this area with a clicker exercise.
Please note the important recent case of Flood v Times Newspapers  UKSC 11 on the Reynolds defence decided by the UK Supreme Court last week
Date: Monday, April 2, 2012
Time: 1-2 pm
Venue: Shum Wai Yau Reading Room, Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong (see map)
Speaker: Peggy Valcke (Research professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
TV is becoming smart, social, hybrid, connected to the internet [...]
What roles do malice, motive and mistake play in libel cases? What are the defenses of justification, fair comment and privilege? How are damages assessed? Under what circumstances can a journalist face criminal libel?
–New York Times v. Sullivan 1964 (US) (actual malice standard, [...]
We will meet at 6:15 sharp in the lobby area of the High Court in Admiralty near Pacific Place. A map of the exact location is here.
Please note that the discussion will be off-the-record and photography is not allowed in the courtroom.