discuss how you see legal and ethical obligations interacting, overlapping and conflicting in the work of professional communicators.

I will submit everything you need later, but I’m not sure how many reference it needs, also its based on Australian law.

Please read the questions and facts carefully! Only address the questions you have been asked.

Questions:

PART 1

(1) Has Tom breached Sam’s rights under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) in publishing on his blog the article ‘The cat that swallowed the tea – witness taking kick-backs from English Backpacker’? In your answer, discuss any defences that might be available to Tom and what remedies might be available to Sam. (10 marks)

(2) Has Tom committed contempt of court by publishing on his blog the article ‘The cat that swallowed the tea – witness taking kick-backs from English Backpacker’? In your answer, briefly discuss the defences that might be available to Tom and the consequences if he has been found to have committed contempt. (7 marks)

(3) Has Tom committed an unlawful act under section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)? In your answer, discuss whether any exemptions in section 18D apply. (5 marks)

(4) Does Tom’s statement ‘The sex-crazed whore, who watches films by the Devine Miss M to get her in the mood, has been accepting bribes of sexual favours from Sam Badenpowell in exchange for favourable court outcomes’ constitute an obscene or indecent publication under the common law? (5 marks)

PART 2

With reference to two topics we have studied this semester (eg. privacy, court reporting, breach of confidence, etc), discuss how you see legal and ethical obligations interacting, overlapping and conflicting in the work of professional communicators. In your essay, discuss the differences between legal and ethical obligations and the impact of new media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. (10 marks)