Student media were among the first to find a home online. While many of the legal problems — and solutions — faced by online publishers are the same as those that confront their print counterparts, there can be some important differences.
- Social Media Law FAQs - The law is constantly changing, but here’s our best analysis of some common questions that may help you as you navigate social media, whether you’re using it as a part of your reporting duties or just in your personal life.
- Responding to takedown demands -
Takedown demands come in all shapes and sizes. Responding to these demands can be confusing, but – with a well-thought-out policy that is enforced fairly and consistently – student publications can reduce their risk of a takedown breakdown.
- Cyberlaw and online publishing FAQs -
The Student Press Law Center answers your most frequently asked questions about Internet commenting and publishing online.
- Student media guide to maintaining an off-campus website -
A guide to students' legal rights and responsibilities on the internet.
- When it comes to social media, some old-school legal rules may not apply -
In general, legal principles created with print publications in mind are also applicable to social media publishing — with some notable exceptions.
- Understanding cybershield law -
Student journalists and school administrators should be aware of the protection Section 230 may offer — as well as its limits — when they venture into cyberspace.
- Student media guide to liability in online publishing -
Some of the more commonly asked questions from student media involving libel, invasion of privacy, liability for online communications and copyright and trademark law.
- Student media guide to press freedom in online publishing -
Some of the most frequently asked questions about internet publishing and press freedom.
- Online gambling ads — a risk worth taking? -
Calls to the Student Press Law Center indicate that Internet gambling firms have begun to tap into the profitable college market by advertising through student media — a practice that could be risky for student newspapers.