Photography Not Allowed – 17
As reported by The Daily Orange, Syracuse University’s Office of Athletic Compliance sent The Daily Orange a cease and desist letter after the news service published a photo of two members of the SU football team for a news story about their new business, a smoking lounge. The Athletic Compliance Office considers the photo to be in violation of the NCAA rule that prohibits athletes from using their names or likenesses to promote a business.
This is an example of the blurring line between editorial and commercial.
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