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DM2077 Media Law 7.5 credits

The course highlights the important and dynamic legal area of modern media law. One aim is to pay attention to different media issues, such as marketing, protection of features and designs in a modern market environment, as well as insight into the practical application of copyright in digital environments. Also privacy, freedom of opinion and information in today's media landscape are being treated.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DM2077 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The media law areas that protects media production consisting of intellectual property right, market law, protection of privacy, freedom of speech and information.

During the course, students will go through and work with relevant legal literature, law texts and legal cases.

The industrial connection is achieved by basing all components of the course on situations where media companies may use the media law system in media production.

The sustainability connection is achieved by basing several course moments on a legal sustainability perspective where media companies can use legal sustainability strategies in media production.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to 

  • explain the different subareas of media law and the relation between media law, privacy, and freedom of speech and information
  • explain media law contract conditions and the relation between Swedish, European and international media law
  • analyse and solve media law issues actively, particularly those relating to sustainability and risk management in relation to market law strategies and intellectual property law handling of corporate assets

in order to be able to

  • understand the media law areas in media projects
  • analyse different media law areas
  • relate the media law discussion of problems that can arise in media productions.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course DH1609 Communication and information.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course.

Registering for a course is counted as active participation.

The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DM2077

Offered by

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: