Can I Publish This?

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This course is designed for student journalists.

Libel? Privacy? Intellectual property?! When you’re producing a publication, there are so many legal risks to keep in mind. But don’t fear! We’ll go over tips and tricks for conducting a self-directed prepublication review, that is, how to analyze your own content to keep you out of the courtroom and in the newsroom.

This course is for educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice or mean that you have formed an attorney-client relationship with FIRE. No online tool can substitute for effective advice from an attorney who can evaluate the nuances of a given legal situation. If you believe you would benefit from speaking to an attorney, please contact FIRE so that we can attempt to connect you with a lawyer in your jurisdiction. FIRE’s Student Press Freedom Initiative hotline is 1-717-734-SPFI (7734).