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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 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 is examined. European Union and harmonization efforts is overviewed in context of freedom of speech and revisions on acts and constitution. Film censorship systems and some developments which effects systems through soften it such as globalization, deregulation and convergence is also anlyzed.
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. 3,4,5,6,8 1,2 A
2) Examine different types of mass media out of the Laws. 3,4,5,6,8 1,2 A
3) Know mass communication law and impositions. 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 1,2 A
4) Analyze and discuss mass communication law and media ethics together. 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 1,2 A
5) Critic and discuss present mass media acts and practise together out of sufficiency. 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 1,2 A

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction and hand out the syllabus  
2 Main conceptps 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 relaiton between law and ethics. Analyzing the relations between journalism ethical principals 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 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 controvert and rebut in mass media. The importance of that right fort he 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 General Evaluation  
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 www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Assignments  
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

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

 

COURSE CATEGORY Field Course

 

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 He/ She defines the basic concepts, principles and theoretical approaches of communication.     X    
2 He/ She defines the profession of journalism; demonstrate the ability to use, process and disseminate research and knowledge related to that field.     X    
3 He/ She gains knowledge about interdisciplinary issues and in the light of this information, he/she interprets the social effects and functions of mass media.         X
4 He/ She discusses new concepts and approaches in the media. He/ She interprets these concepts by linking with the profession of journalism at national and international dimensions.     X    
5 He/ She establishes the connection between the profession of journalism and society, political, legal, cultural, historical and economic development; and analysis the power and states significance of the journalism in contemporary societies.         X
6 He/ She Interpret the historical development process of media, gain the ability to explain the effects of media on historical events and facts.       X  
7 He/ She applies the texts and images to different media by using the technical and theoretical discipline acquired in the journalism field.          
8 He/ She debates the organizational, legal and financial structure of media organizations and interprets the media within the framework of legal and ethical codes.         X
9 He/ She relates new communication technologies with journalistic practice and applies written and visual content suitable for digital media.          
10 He/ She deals with researching methodology and data generation methods in the field; prepares scientific papers with his/her information on this discipline.          

 

 

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
Assignment      
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load     104
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,1
ECTS Credit of the Course     4