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Question | Copyright & Fair Use

Can I download a Marvel Comics image and use it as my Zoom background?

Can I download a Marvel Comics image and use it as my Zoom background?

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Question | Privacy

Should I use a transgender student’s preferred name or legal name when writing for the school newspaper?

Should I use a transgender student’s preferred name or legal name when writing for the school newspaper?

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Question | Student Press

Can the school newspaper be punished for running a paid advertisement from a pro-life organization even though there are school policies against doing such?

Can the school newspaper be punished for running a paid advertisement from a pro-life organization even though there are school policies against doing such?


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Question | Student Press

Can the school newspaper get in trouble for publishing pictures that the administration banned from a recent school art show?

Can the school newspaper get in trouble for publishing pictures that the administration banned from a recent school art show?

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Question | Copyright & Fair Use

Is there anything I can do if my school yearbook uses my Instagram photos without my permission?

Is there anything I can do if my school yearbook uses my Instagram photos without my permission? 

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Question | Libel

Could a person or a newspaper get sued for defamation for posting the name of a possible suspect of a robbery?

Could a person or a newspaper get sued for defamation for posting the name of a possible suspect of a robbery?

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Question | Privacy

Can I publish a story in my student newspaper even though a girl I observed for the article doesn't want to be included in it?

Can I publish a story in my student newspaper even though a girl I observed for the article doesn't want to be included in it?

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Question | Student Press

Can the school ban the student newspaper from publishing stories about School Board candidates?

Can the school ban the student newspaper from publishing stories about School Board candidates?

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Question | Libel

Could our student newspaper get in trouble for comments that other people leave on our online articles?

Could our student newspaper get in trouble for comments that other people leave on our online articles?

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Question | Privacy

TRIGGER WARNING: Can a student journalist who kept the name of a sexual assault surivior anonymous be forced to reveal the identity of the source if the school or the police ask them to?

TRIGGER WARNING: Can a student journalist who kept the name of a sexual assault surivior anonymous be forced to reveal the identity of the source if the school or the police ask them to?

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Question | Student Press

Can a faculty advisor who has received confidential information about the school and publishes the story in the school paper be forced to reveal their source?

Can a faculty advisor who has received confidential information about the school and publishes the story in the school paper be forced to reveal their source?

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Question | Privacy

Is it an invasion of privacy to publish a photograph of a student giving blood at a school-sponsored blood drive?

Is it an invasion of privacy to publish a photograph of a student giving blood at a school-sponsored blood drive? 

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