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Take centre stage with our free arts, entertainment and media law course

‘Arts, Entertainment and Media Law – issues that take centre stage’ is the theme for the Diploma Centre’s 2019 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) starting on Tuesday 7 May.

MOOCs are free online courses open to all and are part of the Law Society of Ireland’s Public Legal Education initiatives.To-date, the Diploma Centre’s MOOCs have attracted over 10,000 to register from over 60 countries, since the project was first launched in 2014. These courses feature online recorded and streamed presentations, together with interactive discussion forums and quizzes that allow participants to engage directly with our expert presenters.

This year’s MOOC will provide participants with a comprehensive guide to legal and business issues affecting those working in the arts, drama, entertainment, media and publishing industries.

It will examine many hot topics including:

  • The current position of arts, media and entertainment industries in Ireland.State funding, tax treatment and other incentives.
  • Financing and funding contracts.Location of contract/performers’ rights.
  • Contractual negotiations and litigation.
  • Protecting copyright in age of P2P and streaming.
  • Fake news or no news: the blurring lines between fact and fiction.
  • Writers block and navigating the publishing hurdles.
  • Breaking records – challenges facing the music industry and Irish musicians.
  • Using technology and social media as a tool for good – separating fact from fiction.
  • Animation stations – the global stage for Irish animation.

The course runs over a 5-week period starting on the 7 May.

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