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Public Media Drafting

This course provides practical legal drafting opportunities by examining the intersection of not-for-profit and media law through real world fact patterns.  It gives students drafting and analytical experience by exploring issues faced by not-for-profit institutions (such as public television, radio, museums, libraries and universities) in the media context.  Topics and related drafting assignments include the creation and funding of public media institutions; public media compliance with government regulatory schemes; corporate governance and tax exempt status issues faced by not-for-profit institutions; intellectual property rights ownership; indecency concerns in the public media context; and collaborations between public and for profit media players.  Field trips to media institutions based in New York City will take place as opportunities permit.  No prior knowledge of not-for-profit or media law is required or assumed.  3 credits.