Pittsburgh Standard has a strict policy of not removing any
articles, photos, or videos that have been published online from
2001- present unless it violates journalistic laws. Any articles,
photos, or videos published become the right of the paper.
operate strictly abiding by three rules:
1. Freedom of the Press
2. Freedom of Speech
3. Copyright Fair Use Doctrine
reasons for removal using hypothetical examples:
1. You have published an article for Pittsburgh Standard with
conservative views. Years later, you have liberal views and don't
want your article to appear in google search when your name is
2. You have published an article regarding hot button
issues, the Bible, politics, etc but don't hold to those same views
anymore days later, months later, or years later and want your
3. You agree for your name to be published
in PS or be on the editorial board of PS but years later don't want
to be associated with PS anymore because your religious, political,
and social views have changed.
4. A video of you is published as
part of a news story, campus life, Greek Life, etc that you are
aware/unaware of but years later you don't want to be associated
with the PS so you want your video and name removed because it shows
up in google search, etc
5. If I don't want my name or video
to appear in your site, I have a right to ask it to be removed even
Even though we won't remove any articles
or videos that have been published because of journalistic
ramifications (such as time stamp changing on the original
article, freedom of press, copyright fair use, etc) for
removing something that has already been published, we will create a
new article for you referencing the old article or video.
For example, if you had written an article holding a conservative
view regarding a topic, but now don't hold that view anymore.
We will allow you to publish a new article with the view you
hold referencing the old article stating, 'The previous article's
view is not held by the author anymore'
Valid reasons for removal using
1. If an article or video
published is libelous, slanderous, etc based on a court finding
where we lose the case.
2. A court order is given to remove
an article or video if we lose the challenge in court and decide not
Why we have
this strict removal policy?
Our lives and the words we have published or the videos
published of us have ramifications. Everything that is published is
influential to someone else positively or negatively. PS exists to
In the future if someone changes their mind on a
topic, video, etc but don't want the world to know how they felt in
the past or what they did, we cannot just delete the article or
video from the server. History of the PS and what has been published
since 2001-present has to remain. We do not want to open pandora's
box. If we remove an article or video for one person, then by right
we have to do it for everyone without discriminating.