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    Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
    EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

    Course Overview

    The course of Media Law which is being provided by edX is relevant in making the candidate learn about the various ethical issues that arise in the field of design as well as social media and the legal frameworks related to them. Having expertise about such a course goes a long way for individuals who are driven creatively and want to become efficient design professionals. 

    The course will be teaching the candidates the fundamentals of a broad range of topics such as privacy and art, Open-source public license, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Digital Rights Management, and Creative Commons. This course also takes the responsibility of making the candidate aware of fair use as well as practical limits in the economic sector, such as sampling or mixing in different idioms. 

    This course is for a tenure of 14 weeks. With a weekly effort of about 8 to 10 hours, the candidates can easily complete this course and apply for related fields. 

    The Highlights

    • 14-week duration

    • 8-10-hour weekly effort

    • Certification by edX

    • Introductory level course

    • English language and video transcript

    • Instructor-led course

    • Course by New York University

    • Shareable certificate given

    • Instructors educating candidates from New York University

    Program Offerings

    • Online Classrooms
    • Access materials
    • Expert support
    • assignments

    Courses and Certificate fees

    Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
    INR 18648yesNYU

    Following details have been provided about the course of Media Law by edX:

    • The course is available for free.
    • Certification charges are Rs. 18,648.

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    Eligibility Criteria

    Certification Qualifying Details

    Candidates who pay the certification fee will be receiving a shareable certification upon successful completion of the course.

    What you will learn

    Knowledge of Media Laws

    This course is designed to provide expertise in the following areas:

    • Candidates will know more about digital media’s ethical and legal frameworks

    • Candidates will learn about the U.S. laws related to the production of apps, digital objects, video, websites, apps, games, and other digital media forms

    • Candidates will know more about the controversial digital media works and the decisions taken by the U.S Federal Court in that context

    • Candidates will be able to distinguish between borrowing, ownership, sharing, etc 

    • Candidates will become familiar with the various creative practices and the concepts of Intellectual Property applied to them

    • Candidates will get to know about new amendments in the U.S laws 

    • Candidates will learn about the effects of these laws on the future generations

    • Candidates will be able to identify the U.S copyright law and its components

    • Candidates will be able to identify the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

    • Candidates will gain the ability to predict future challenges that have the possibility to arise

    Who it is for

    This Media Law programme is ideally best suited for:

    • Candidates who want to make a difference in society through the power of the law

    • Candidates who want to improve their existing skills

    • Candidates who are keen to sustain themselves financially and are looking for attractive career options 

    • Candidates who want to develop their critical thinking skills

    Admission Details

    Those who want to apply for the course of Media Law must keep these education details in mind:

    Step 1: Candidates are required to click on this programme URL and get entire information about the programme -

    Step 2: Click on the button of Enrol now and login with either Apple, Facebook, Google or Microsoft accounts or by providing your details. 

    Step 3: After logging in, you will be enrolled in the course. However, for obtaining a certification, the candidates need to upgrade to a verified course and pay a fee for the same. 

    The Syllabus

    • Differentiate between courts that comprise the US judiciary system.

    • Components of a legal case & predict future outcomes.

    • Basic legal functions of the three branches of the US government.

    • Outcomes of precedent-setting copyright cases.

    • Components of US copyright law.

    • Aspects of copyright law within the creation of new work.

    • Past controversial media works in copyright.

    • Outcomes of precedent-setting DMCA cases.

    • Components of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

    • Outcomes of future legal challenges in music

    • Past controversial musical works.

    • Outcomes of precedent-setting First Amendment cases.

    • Components of the First Amendment.

    • Outcomes of future legal challenges in music.

    • Evaluate Past controversial First Amendment works.

    • Outcomes of precedent-setting Patent Law cases.

    • Components of US Patent law.

    • Outcomes of future legal challenges in comedy and choreography.

    • Past controversial works in comedy and choreography.

    • The function of creative commons licensing and use it in your work.

    • Outcomes of precedent-setting privacy law cases

    • Components of US privacy law.

    • Outcomes of future legal challenges in privacy works.

    • Past controversial privacy works.

    • Outcomes of precedent-setting trademark law cases.

    • Components of US trademark law.

    • Aspects of trademark law within the creation of new work.

    • Past controversial media works in a trademark.

    • Crucial elements of contract law in future contract negotiations.

    • Components of US contract law.

    NYU Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: How long is the course?

    The course runs for a duration of 14 weeks, while the weekly effort that the candidate has to put in is of about 8 to 10 hours. 

    2: What are the benefits of the certification?

    Candidates will be receiving a certification that will be signed by the instructors teaching this course. This will provide recognition to the candidate possessing the certification. This certification is also shareable on online recruitment sites, which will make the candidate’s CV look better. 

    3: Who are the assigned instructors for this course?

    The instructors that are assigned for this course are Beth Rosenberg and Erik Dykema who work as adjunct professors at New York University. 

    4: I am from Iran. Can I take this course?

    The courses from edX are not available in the countries of Iran, Cuba, and the Crimea region of Ukraine. Although permission has been taken from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to extend course facilities to one and everyone, it is unfortunately not available in the regions mentioned. 

    5: Is this course accessible to Persons with Disability?

    edX provides a platform that is accessible to all people, irrespective of any disability that they might have. Candidates can read more about the accessibility policy on Website Accessibility Policy | edX.

    6: Can I pay for the course later?

    Yes, the candidates have the option to start the course and apply for a verified course later. However, they will only be provided the facilities of graded assignments after upgrading.  

    7: What type of course is it and which institution will provide the required support?

    This course is an introductory level course in the subject of Art and Culture. New York University is the institution that offers this course. 

    8: What can I do if I find the behaviour of my instructor inappropriate?

    Candidates facing such an issue can directly contact the course team or edX. The team will provide all the necessary support to the victims if found out that the accused has not been following the Rules for Online Conduct and Escalation Protocols. 

    9: What is the procedure if I have to special hardware and software for giving the proctored exam due to disability?

    In a case where the candidates require special resources, they must let the authority of NYU know a week before the exam. Such a request will be granted by the partner institution and not by edX. Students can also choose to email at regarding their problems, however, this may induce a delay. 

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