Small newspapers and newsletters, as well as freelance journalists, are being targetted by a new online guide to media law.
www.media-solicitors.co.uk has been launched by Full Force Marketing.
There are a wealth of legal guide notes on-line so that visitors can swat up on your defamation law. But the site can also put visitors through to a local specialist solicitor who will legal you copy – if a deadline is not too tight – or offer help if a writ has just been slapped on your desk.
Adrian Miles, of Full Force Marketing, said: “Journalists are not necessarily legal experts, and yet they have to cope with a complex set of laws governing how, and what, they can report on.
“It is not just the journalist, though, who has the problem. Anyone dealing with afacet of the media needs to be aware of copyright law and the impact of thenew Human Rights Act. To ignore media law is to invite court action, fines,and possibly imprisonment.”
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