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Course Code: 
LAW 305
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
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Course Objectives: 
In this course freedom of press is analyzed in context of constitutions and international agreements. RTÜK Law, Press Law, Cinema Law and Internet Law are examined. European Union and harmonization efforts are overviewed in context of freedom of speech and revisions on acts and constitution. Film censorship systems and some developments which affect systems through soften it such as globalization, deregulation and convergence is also analyzed.
Course Content: 

Freedom of press and democracy, Radio Television Law, Press Law and Internet Law. 1961 and 1982 Constitutions.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Interactive Lecture
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A. Exam

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes  Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods  Assessment Methods 
1) Examine Turkish Constitutions in context to freedom of speech. 2, 3, 7, 9, 10 1, 2 A
2) Examine different types of mass media out of the Laws. 2, 3, 7, 9, 10 1, 2 A
3) Know mass communication law and impositions.  2, 3, 7, 9, 10 1, 2 A
4) Analyze and discuss mass communication law and media ethics together.  2, 3, 7, 9, 10 1, 2 A
5) Critic and discuss present mass media acts and practices together out of sufficiency.  2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 1, 2 A

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction and hand out the syllabus  
2 Main concepts of law. Main public laws.  Hierarchy of Norms. Analyzing the relations between acts.  Şeref Gözübüyük. 1974. Hukuka Giriş ve Hukuka İlişkin Genel Kavramlar. S. 32-76.
3 The relation between law and ethics. Analyzing the relations between journalism ethical principles and the acts about mass communication.   İonna Kuçuradi. 2011. Hukuk Felsefesini Yeniden Düşünmek: Hukuk Teorileri, İnsan Hakları ve Anayasalar. S. 117-149.
4 Freedom of speech and political criticism in Constitutions and international texts, freedom of communication, the rights for getting and disseminating news.  Kayıhan İçel. 2017. Kitle İletişim Hukuku. Beta Yayımevi. S. 66-99.
5 Introduction to communication law, general informations. Mass communication and the importance of mass media. The public missions of press and press as fourth power. Emerging of fifth power. Kayıhan İçel. 2017. Kitle İletişim Hukuku. Beta Yayımevi. S. 37-50
6 The Press Law, 5187. The managing editor and the importance of that body.   Kayıhan İçel. 2017. Kitle İletişim Hukuku. Beta Yayımevi. S. 127-140. S. 188-203.
7 The Radio and Television Law, 6112. The body of RTÜK. Smart signs system and the critiques on it.  Kayıhan İçel. 2017. Kitle İletişim Hukuku. Beta Yayımevi.  S. 369-376, S. 417-440.
8 Midterm exam  
9 The Cinema Law, 5224. The difference between control and censorship.  Classification system and the critiques on the system.  Kayıhan İçel. 2017. Kitle İletişim Hukuku. Beta Yayımevi. S. 443-479.
10 The Internet Law, 5651. The legislation of the internet in Turkey. The other related Acts that regulate the internet.  Kayıhan İçel. 2017. Kitle İletişim Hukuku. Beta Yayımevi. S. 483-524.
11 The right to controversy and rebut in mass media. The importance of that right for the third parties. How that right can be used in the current related Acts? Kayıhan İçel. 2017. Kitle İletişim Hukuku. Beta Yayımevi.  S. 214-233, S. 436-439. 
12 Media and the protection of personal data. The law to be forgotten. Legal and criminal responsibility for violations of private sphere and personal data. Legal remedies for lifting the violation. Coşkun Ongun. 2013. Yayın Yoluyla Kişilik Haklarının İhlali: Basın, Radyo-Televizyon ve İnternet Hukuku. S. 62-89.
13 The concept of intellectual property. Concepts of authorship, trademark, patent. Legal ways of protecting intellectual property. Protection of personal and moral rights. Connected rights. Legal and criminal responsibility arising from violations of intellectual property.

 

Sami Karahan, Cahit Suluk, Tahir Saraç, Temel Nal. 2013. Fikri Mülkiyet Hukukunun Esasları. S. 117-143.
14 Laws and by-laws on the protection of the customer. Customers’ rights. Defective performance. Legal remedies of the customer and legal mechanisms. Violations of customers’ rights through the use of media. Misleading advertisement, advertisement bans and illegal marketing.  

Remzi Özmen. 2006. Tüketici Hakları Mevzuatı. Seçkin Yayıncılık. S. 26-79.

15 Genel değerlendirme  
16 Final  

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook  
Additional Resources Kayıhan İçel. 2017. Kitle Haberleşme Hukuku. Beta Yayınevi.

Şeref Gözübüyük. 1974. Hukuka Giriş ve Hukuka İlişkin Genel Kavramlar.

İonna Kuçuradi. 2011. Hukuk Felsefesini Yeniden Düşünmek: Hukuk Teorileri, İnsan Hakları ve Anayasalar.

Coşkun Ongun. 2013. Yayın Yoluyla Kişilik Haklarının İhlali: Basın, Radyo-Televizyon ve İnternet Hukuku.

Sami Karahan, Cahit Suluk, Tahir Saraç, Temel Nal. 2013. Fikri Mülkiyet Hukukunun Esasları.

Remzi Özmen. 2006. Tüketici Hakları Mevzuatı. Seçkin Yayıncılık.

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Library
Assignments  
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 100
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   50
Total   100

 

COURSE CATEGORY Fundamental Courses

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Students demonstrate knowledge on market segmentation, are able to follow the trends in consumer behavior, and create effective advertising messages suitable for target audiences          
2 Students design advertisements suitable for both traditional and digital media.         X
3 Students gain awareness and knowledge on interdisciplinary subjects that are beneficial both for their professional and intellectual lives.         X
4 Students demonstrate knowledge of the campaign processes in written, audio-visual, electronic, and outdoor advertising media. They plan and manage campaigns in accordance with national and international standards.          
5 Students demonstrate knowledge of the research methods related to the field of advertising and are able to use the obtained data to evaluate results in campaign processes.          
6 Students create and lead media strategies in the field of advertising.           
7 Students abide by universal values, law and ethical principles.         X
8 Students follow the developments in the fields with the awareness of lifelong learning and entrepreneurial approach. They are self-confident in communicating with institutions and persons and suggest solutions to problems independently or as team members.       X  
9 Students adopt the critical approach in evaluating knowledge and skills related to the field.         X
10 Students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts and models related to the field.         X

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load     104
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5
ECTS Credit of the Course     5