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Anupam Chander comments on Social Media for New York Times

Professor Anupam Chander commented for the New York Times on the use of social media by students and fans of various National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) programs to recruit top athletes.  Under NCAA recruiting rules, only coaches may communicate with prospective athletes via electronic media, but fans, alumni, and boosters increasingly have used Facebook and other social media to try to entice top players to their favorite programs.

"Schools are asked to comply with NCAA rules, but at the same time, they don't have the power to control the speech of these individuals," Professor Chander said. "The best claim for any of these schools isn't a legal one, but a moral claim. They can tell fans, look, please don't jeopardize our good standing with the NCAA, but that's as far as they can really go."

Professor Anupam Chander is a leading scholar in the law of globalization and digitization, and has written widely on international law, cyber law, and corporate law.

New York Times article

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