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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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The main aim of the course is to teach the students to use the media law system that protects the media production, that is intellectual property law, marketing law, protection of privacy, and freedom of speech and information.

During the course, the 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 the media production.

Intended learning outcomes *

On completion of the course, the student should be able to account for the different subareas of the media law as well as the relation between media law and integrity statement and freedom of information. The student should be able to account for media law contract conditions as well as the relation between Swedish, European and international media law. Further, the student should be trained to analyse and solve media law questions actively.

Course Disposition

The teaching consists of lectures and seminars

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Moved up to school year 4 of an engineering programme, or admitted to a Master's (120 credits) programme.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • 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.

Passed written examination. Passed other assignment. Grading on a 7 step grading scale, based on the results of the written examination.

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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Leif Dahlberg

Further information

Course web

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Course web DM2077

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology

Main field of study *

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

Supplementary information

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