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The implication of Internet gambling’s amorphous illegality is that its advertisements could be subject to censorship by government officials. In other words, a government official may be able to force a student newspaper to pull an ad promoting online betting upon a determination that Internet gambling is illegal. But the government’s authority generally ends at censorship. Under the Wire Act, a person or publication running such an ad cannot be held criminally or civilly liable unless the publication is “engaged in the business of betting or wagering.”

Likewise, the proposed Internet Gambl…

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