The UK has some of the toughest restrictions on what you can publish in the world. Staying up to date with what you can and cannot say legally has always been something that traditional publishers have had to focus on.

Today, the number of businesses and individuals who are publishers has exploded. Anyone uploading content to a website, contributing to social media or producing industry white papers is, in effect, a publisher and is exposed to exactly the same laws as traditional news media.

So you need to know the details of laws like libel, restrictions about discussing things that are happening in court as well as complex areas around privacy, confidentiality and copyright, to name a few.

This new online training resource can help you stay on the right side of the law.

The approach

We have worked with Eliesha, a company that produces online training resources, and Tony Johnston, of Engage Media Training, on a new media law training product.

This learning course is part of the highly successful and award-winning pearls of wisdom® product series. The content delivers the knowledge and information people require, when they need it and in the time they have available.

The Training

Our online training includes a number of highly relevant, animated video modules, each incorporating a clear introduction to a key aspect of media law that can affect anyone publishing in the UK.

They cover areas such as libel, contempt, reporting the courts, sexual offences, children, privacy and confidentiality and copyright.

These short, sharp insights are suitable for those with little or no experience in this field, but who need to be aware of and have knowledge of the law and the risks. This awareness should better enable you to spot legal pitfalls and avoid them, or take legal advice where necessary.

For more information about our online Introduction to Media Law, please email davidbanksmedialaw@gmail.com.