Cyberlaw: Internet & Online Media

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.

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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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more