SPLC experts break down the latest information on who maintains ownership of AI-generated content that is used in a student publication.
Q: Can the police or campus security search our newsroom to get unpublished photos, notes or videos? A: Almost never. The federal Privacy Protection Act makes it illegal for law enforcement officers or government officials to search a newsroom (or anywhere else where newsgathering materials are kept, such as the trunk of a reporter’s car)… Continue reading Can police search our newsroom?
Attorney Lena Shapiro analyzes the Supreme Court's 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis decision, explaining the implications for student journalists.
SPLC experts explain a recent case which determined that charter school students' rights are protected as they are in public schools.
In this Legal Question of the Week, SPLC experts address if student media are liable for AI-generated content they publish.
Learn more about our brief arguing against restricting certain speech to younger audiences in the face of a teen’s tragic suicide.
In this Legal Question of the Week, SPLC experts discuss whether jokes published in student media can be deemed defamatory or not.
In this Legal Question of the Week, SPLC experts share guidance on how to respond if your student newsroom receives an open records request.
NOTE: The law surrounding NIL is still developing. The information in this article is accurate as of February 2023. In July 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled the NCAA could not prohibit student athletes from profiting off education-related payments. Now, we are living in a new era of college athletics where student athletes can… Continue reading The State-by-State NIL Legislation Guide
It’s a new age for college athletics, and NIL law and policy is largely shrouded in the unknown. We're breaking down what you need to know.