cod. 1008764

Academic year 2021/22
3° year of course - First semester
- Gian Claudio SPATTINI
Academic discipline
Diritto amministrativo (IUS/10)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims to provide useful knowledge to understand the discipline of communication through the different means, with particular attention to the main legal issues related to the limits to the freedom of expression of thought and copyright.

We want to provide students a knowledge of the new problems posed by the technological evolution of the sector and the impact of media and communication technologies on the fundamental freedoms of the person.


No specific requirements.

Course unit content

The first part of the course will be dedicated to examining the constitutional rules on which the freedoms of information and communication are based. We will focus, in particular, on current issues such as the right to report, criticism and satire; the right to be forgotten and personal identity; political propaganda; internet, commercial advertising).
The limits to these freedoms will be examined (The limit of confidentiality; of secrets, right to image and personal identity).

The legal regime of the mass media (press, radio, television, cinema, new media and internet) will be analyzed.
The essential features of the discipline of copyright will be studied, with particular attention to the protection of figurative, photographic, cinematographic, audiovisual and television works (Copyright and sources; Scope of law enforcement; The Protected Works; The rights of the author; The moral right; The rights of economic use).

Full programme

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Recommended text: Caretti, Cardone, Diritto dell'informazione e della comunicazione nell'era della convergenza tecnologica, il Mulino 2019

Recommended reading:Cass R. Sunstein, #republic. La democrazia nell'epoca dei social media, il Mulino 2017; or Paolo Murialdi, La stampa del regime fascista, Laterza 2008

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exams

Other information

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