Category: Sports & Entertainment Law Section (page 1 of 2)

Of Interest: Major League Soccer Challenged, Tyson Knockout Blow, Odell Beckham Calls Audible

Sports & Entertainment Law

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third party articles to be of potential interest to the Section:

Major League Soccer Challenged in CAS

Tyson Winds Up for Knockout Blow Against Boxing Hall of Fame

Odell Beckham Jr. Calls Audible on $100M Player Disability Insurance Policy

Former Band Member Sues The Roots

Ineligible Coach On The Field – Assessing Whether Restrictions Are Enforceable In Contracts

Fan Was Expecting Goldfinger, but Instead Got Oddjob: Woman Sues Movie Studios over James Bond Movie Collection

Brittle v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Artimus Pyle

Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

Leadership on the sidelines should not be defined by gender

Remember FCC Rules on Underwriting Limitations – And that They Don’t Apply to Spots Bought By Nonprofit Entities

Baylor Settles Lawsuit in Sexual Assault Case

How Red Sox Used Tech, Step by Step, to Steal Signs From Yankees

Home of Brazil’s Top Olympic Official Is Searched in Bribe Inquiry

Chicago Bears Back Off GoBears Hashtag Dispute Over Trademark Concern With Cal

Lunch-hour CLE With a Rock Star: The Slants Front Man Talks About the Legal Battle To Name His Band

Spend your Monday lunch hour chatting with a rock star while earning CLE/CPE credit. Register for the webcast “A Name Worth Fighting For: How Naming My Band The Slants Got Me To the Supreme Court,” featuring rocker Simon Tam, presented by the NCBA CLE Department. Members of the NCBA  Intellectual Property Law, Litigation, and Sports & Entertainment Law sections enjoy a discounted rate.

Tam, founder and bassist of The Slants, will talk about how his fight with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over his band’s name led to a U.S. Supreme Court case. The webcast discussion runs from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18. Tam will answer audience questions and speak frankly about racism, legal troubles and his incredible stories of playing in the world’s “first and only Asian-American dance rock band.”

Here’s a preview of Monday’s conversation, based on a Q&A with Joyce Brafford, NCBA’s  Distance Learning Manager for CLE.

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Of Interest: ‘Zootopia’ Case, U2 and ‘The Fly,’ Maine Fantasy Sports Law

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following, recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the section:

Esplanade Productions, Inc. v. The Walt Disney Company

U2 Seeks Dismissal of “The Fly” Infringement Suit

Ninth Circuit Purges Anti-SLAPP Motion for Contract Claims

Right of Publicity Bill Takes a Dive, for Now

The Grinch That Stole Fair Use? 

Maine Enacts Operator-Friendly Fantasy Sports Legislation

Music Licensing Databases? The Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act and ASCAP/BMI

“Thinking Out Loud” About Copyright Infringement (Again)

GMR Offers Commercial Radio 6 Month Extension of Interim License to Play Their Songs

Esports – One Step Closer to Olympic Medal Status?

All Bets Are On in California? The Golden State’s Bid to Legalize Sports Gambling

NCAA’s Statement on Student-Athlete Side Hustle Raises Questions

Video Game Maker Argues “Fair Use” of Images of NBA Player Tattoos

Judge Preska: Widespread Pirating Makes Music Price Fixing Case Unsuitable for Class Treatment

0.44% of NFL Brains

 

Of Interest: Redskins Name, Aggies Call Audible, Supremes Hear Betting Case

Sports & Entertainment Law

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following, recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the section:

Why the Redskins Scored a Victory In the Supreme Court’s Ruling In Favor Of The Slants 

“12th Man” Suit Forces Aggies To Call an Audible On Traditional Copyright Defenses 

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Major Sports Betting Case 

Sports Teams Can Deduct Full Cost Of Pre-Game Meals for Traveling Employees At Hotels At Away Games

Can’t Say “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” For Copying Me

Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios, Inc.

The (Exempt) Boys of Summer: 9th Circuit Upholds Minor League Baseball Antitrust Exemption In Wage Suit

SEC Confirms Sales of NFL Fan Memberships Fall Outside of Securities Act

Gene Simmons Claims Gesture

Indiana’s Slow Implementation of Fantasy Sports Law

Chris Spielman’s Lawsuit Against Ohio State Could Set Monumental Precedent

Overview of Changes To Nevada Gaming Law

Celebrity Influencers Continue to Flout FTC Disclosure Rules

 

Of Interest: Celebrities On Social, Tattoo Dispute, Art Basel Sneaker Lawsuit

Sports & Entertainment Law

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following, recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the section:

FTC Warns Celebrities Over Social Media Endorsements

Court Looks To Ink Decision In Tattoo Copyright Dispute  

Adidas Steps On the Toes Of Art Basel In Sneaker Lawsuit

Prize Promoter Trudges Forward With March Madness Sweepstakes Lawsuit

Visa Options For Athletes 

Nevada Passes New Law That Provides Flexibility For eSports Wagering 

‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California

Boogaard Ruling Blurs NHL Liability In Head-Injury Suits 

Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. v. ComicMix LLC 

National College Players Association Urges Prospective Student-Athletes To Negotiate Scholarship Terms With Colleges 

Copyright Compulsory License Sports Surcharge 

Started From the Bottom, Now We’re Real: Drake’s Use Of Jimmy Smith’s Commentary On ‘Real Music’ Considered Fair Use 

Game Over For Tax-Exempt Financing of Professional Sports Stadiums? 

Of Interest: $19.5M TCPA Suit Deal, Eminem Song Fight, Music Tips For Businesses

Sports & Entertainment Law Section

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following, recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the section:

Touchdown For Buccaneers With $19.5M TCPA Settlement
https://www.manatt.com/Insights/Newsletters/Advertising-Law/Massachusetts-AG-Fences-off-Geofencing-Ad-Campaign

Eminem v. National Party: Copyright Case Over Song ‘Lose Yourself’
http://www.ajpark.com/ip-central/news-articles/2017/05/eminem-v-national-party-copyright-case-over-song-%E2%80%98lose-yourself%E2%80%99/

25 Key Points About Using Music In Your Business
http://www.guidethroughthelegaljungleblog.com/2017/05/25-key-points-about-using-music-in-your-business.html

Sports Wagering In Your State
http://www.dickinson-wright.com/news-alerts/ghln-5-4-17

Third Verse Same As the First: Will Richard Prince’s Transformation Defense Work Yet Again?
http://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/in-focus/post/2017-05-08/third-verse-same-as-the-first—will-richard-prince-s-transformation-defense-work-yet-again

Federal Court In California Agrees: College Football Players Aren’t ‘Employees’
http://www.constangy.com/communications-723.html

Vermont Passes Fantasy Sports Legislation
http://www.kleinmoynihan.com/vermont-passes-fantasy-sports-legislation/

Banging the Disclosure Drum: The Once Blurry Line Between Advertiser and Influencer Continues To Come Into Focus
https://www.socialgameslaw.com/2017/05/disclosure-advertiser-influencer.html

The Kardashians Can’t Keep Up With Copyright Law
http://www.lawofthelevel.com/2017/05/articles/social-media/kardashian-copyright-law/

Horse Racing-Based Fantasy Sports Game Found Illegal
http://www.lawofthelevel.com/2017/05/articles/fantasy-sports/derby-wars-found-illegal/

Fyre Festival Flameout Includes False Advertising
https://www.manatt.com/Insights/Newsletters/Advertising-Law/FTC-Emphasizes-Disclosures-in-Letters-to-Influence#Article4

SoundExchange Acquires CMRRA: What Does it Mean for Music Licensing?
http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2017/05/articles/soundexchange-acquires-cmrra-what-does-it-mean-for-music-licensing

Of Interest: MiLB Wage Suit, Royalties On the Radio, the Material Girl Brand and More

Sports & Entertainment Law Blog

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following, recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the section:

Lesson: Don’t Underestimate Court’s Ability to Change Its Mind – Minor Leaguers’ Wage Suit Gets Certified and Comes Back From the Dead
http://www.btcurrentsemployment.com/lesson-dont-underestimate-courts-ability-to-change-its-mind/

New Congressional Attempts To Impose a Performance Royalty For Sound Recordings On Broadcast Radio, Including the PROMOTE Act – What Do They Provide?
http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2017/04/articles/new-congressional-attempts-to-impose-a-performance-royalty-for-sound-recordings-on-broadcast-radio-including-the-promote-act-what-do-they-provide/

Distillations: Madonna Is Not Impressed
https://www.fr.com/fishTMCopyrightblog/distillations-madonna-is-not-impressed/

Knoedler Forgery Update: Seventh Lawsuit Settles
https://artlawandmore.com/2017/04/13/knoedler-forgery-update-seventh-lawsuit-settles/

Tragedies On and Off the Silver Screen: How To Avoid Costly Workplace Injuries
http://blogs.hrhero.com/entertainhr/2017/04/10/tragedies-on-and-off-the-silver-screen-how-to-avoid-costly-workplace-injuries/

Lombardo v. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
http://www.loeb.com/publications-ipentertainmentcaselawupdates-20170407-lombardovdrseuss

“Charging Bull” Sculptor Articulates VARA Complaint, But “Fearless Girl” Still Standing Firm
http://blog.sandw.com/artlawreport/charging-bull-sculptor-articulates-vara-complaint-but-fearless-girl-still-standing-firm

Arkansas Legalizes Fantasy Sports
http://www.kleinmoynihan.com/arkansas-legalizes-fantasy-sports/

#ShowMeTheMoney: Sofia Vergara’s Settlement of Social Media False Endorsement Lawsuit Highlights Modern Legal Issue
http://www.coveringyourads.com/2017/04/articles/endorsements/showmethemoney-sofia-vergaras-settlement-of-social-media-false-endorsement-lawsuit-highlights-modern-legal-issue/

Chase v. Warner Bros Entertainment, Inc.
http://www.loeb.com/publications-ipentertainmentcaselawupdates-20170327-chasevwarnerbros

Wilson v. Dynatone Publishing Co.
http://www.loeb.com/publications-ipetnertainmentcaselawupdates-20170410-wilsonvdynatone

Bagels and Graffiti: McDonald’s In Another Street Art Row https://artlawandmore.com/2017/04/20/bagels-and-graffiti-mcdonalds-in-another-street-art-row/

Horizon’s Copyright Claim Against Marvel’s Iron Man Promotional Poster Survives Motion to Dismiss
http://www.winston.com/en/advertising-marketing-privacy-law-news/horizon-s-copyright-claim-against-marvel-s-iron-man-promotional.html

 

Articles of Interest

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third party articles to be of potential interest to the Section:

Supreme Court Finds Cheerleading Uniform Designs Copyrightable – http://www.proskauer.com/publications/client-alert/supreme-court-finds-cheerleading-uniform-designs-copyrightable/

New Calif. Law Will Change Youth Sports Concussion Cases – http://www.buchalter.com/publication/new-calif-law-will-change-youth-sports-concussion-cases/

Court of Appeals Rules that Over-the-Top Video Service is Not a Cable System Entitled to Statutory License to Retransmit TV Station Programming –http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2017/03/articles/court-of-appeals-rules-that-over-the-top-video-service-is-not-a-cable-system-entitled-to-statutory-license-to-retransmit-tv-station-programming/

Bridging the gap – the highs and lows of the salary landscape in women’s sport –http://www.sports.legal/2017/03/bridging-the-gap-the-highs-and-lows-of-the-salary-landscape-in-womens-sport/

April Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and Children’s Television Reports, Incentive Auction Closing Notice, AM Translator Site Relocation Relaxation Effective Date –http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2017/03/articles/april-regulatory-dates-for-broadcasters-quarterly-issues-programs-lists-and-childrens-television-reports-incentive-auction-closing-notice-am-translator-site-relocation-relaxation/

Agents Convicted for Smuggling Cuban Baseball Players – http://www.collegeandprosportslaw.com/uncategorized/agents-convicted-for-smuggling-cuban-baseball-players/

Washington Post Article Highlights Alleged Improper Drug Practices By NFL Teams – http://www.quarles.com/publications/washington-post-article-highlights-alleged-improper-drug-practices-by-nfl-teams/

U.S. Women’s Hockey Team “Dropping the Gloves” for Pay Equity – http://www.payequityadvisor.com/2017/03/u-s-womens-hockey-team-dropping-the-gloves-for-pay-equity/

FCC Releases Draft Order to Reinstate UHF Discount at April 20 Meeting – A New Round of TV Consolidation? – http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2017/03/articles/fcc-releases-draft-order-to-reinstate-uhf-discount-at-april-20-meeting-a-new-round-of-tv-consolidation/

THE LATEST: Antitrust Umps Throw Out Information Exchanges Relating To LA Dodgers Broadcast Rights – http://www.antitrustalert.com/2017/04/articles/cartel-enforcement/the-latest-antitrust-umps-throw-out-information-exchanges-relating-to-la-dodgers-broadcast-rights/

Defamation Law Series: California Court of Appeal SLAPPS Several Claims Asserted Against Boxer Floyd Mayweather – http://www.dryewit.com/2017/04/defamation-law-series-california-court-of-appeal-slapps-several-claims-asserted-against-boxer-floyd-mayweather/

New Jersey Fantasy Sports Regulations Coming Soon? – http://www.kleinmoynihan.com/new-jersey-fantasy-sports-regulations-coming-soon/

Nevada Leads the Way on Esports Wagering – http://www.dickinson-wright.com/news-alerts/ghln-volume-10-number-1

Articles of Interest: March Madness, Fantasy Teams and More

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third party articles to be of potential interest to the section:

Andrews v. Sony ATV Music Publishing
http://www.loeb.com/publications-ipentertainmentcaselawupdates-20170223-andrewsvsony

The Patriots Win At the Trademark Game, Too
http://www.tmtindustryinsider.com/2017/03/the-patriots-win-at-the-trademark-game-too/#page=1

Basketball, Brackets and Branding: Protecting March Madness
http://www.loeb.com/publications-clientalerts-20170310-basketballbracketsandbranding

Major League Baseball’s Salary Arbitration
http://www.mitchellwilliamslaw.com/major-league-baseballs-salary-arbitration

Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2017 NCAA Basketball Championships
http://www.lermansenter.com/assets/attachments/705.htm

Texas Lawmaker Introduces Fantasy Sports Bill; Fantasy Sports Lawyers Scrutinize the Details
http://www.kleinmoynihan.com/texas-lawmaker-introduces-fantasy-sports-bill-fantasy-sports-lawyers-scrutinize-the-details/

Washington Post Article Highlights Alleged Improper Drug Practices By NFL Teams
http://deachronicles.quarles.com/2017/03/washington-post-article-highlights-alleged-improper-drug-practices-by-nfl-teams/#page=1

March Madness: The Showdown Between the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA – Who Is Your Number One Pick?
http://www.technologylawsource.com/2017/03/articles/intellectual-property-1/trademarks/march-madness-the-showdown-between-the-big-ten-conference-and-the-ncaa-who-is-your-number-one-pick/#page=1

More on Flo & Eddie: Federal Court Certifies to California State Court Question Of Whether There Is a Public Performance Right in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2017/03/articles/more-on-flo-eddie-federal-court-certifies-to-california-state-court-question-of-whether-there-is-a-public-performance-right-in-pre-1972-sound-recordings/#page=1

Copyright Case Against U2 Latest To Test Boundary Of Originality and Creativity
http://www.griffithhack.com/ideas/insights/copyright-case-against-u2-latest-to-test-boundary-of-originality-and-creativity/

Photographer Hits Retailer Over Photo Of Player Hitting Joey Bats
http://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/in-focus/post/2017-03-20/photographer-hits-retailer-over-photo-of-player-hitting-joey-bats

Mississippi Enacts Fantasy Sports Legislation
http://www.kleinmoynihan.com/mississippi-enacts-fantasy-sports-legislation/

New Wrinkle In Pre-1972 Sound Recording Cases: Georgia Supreme Court Holds that iHeart Streaming Does Not Violate State Criminal Statute
http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2017/03/articles/new-wrinkle-in-pre-1972-sound-recording-cases-georgia-supreme-court-holds-that-iheart-streaming-does-not-violate-state-criminal-statute/#page=1

 

Articles of Interest

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the section:

Flo and Eddie NY Suit on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Ordered Dismissed By Court of Appeals – No Issues with Copies Made in the Transmission Process
http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2017/02/articles/flo-and-eddie-ny-suit-on-pre-1972-sound-recordings-ordered-dismissed-by-court-of-appeals-no-issues-with-copies-made-in-the-transmission-process/#page=1

The Copyrightability of Yoga Poses, Dance Moves and Exercise Routines
http://www.lexology.com/library/document.ashx?g=d29b84f1-06d7-422e-b513-570b3fc1c96a#page=1

Super Bowl Ads Get Political
https://www.manatt.com/Insights/Newsletters/Advertising-Law/Not-So-Smart-TV-Vizio-Settles-Over-Data-Collectio#Article2

NFL Owners, Commissioner Consider Question of NFL Conduct Policies Regulating Non-Football Offenses Once Again http://www.collegeandprosportslaw.com/uncategorized/question-of-nfl-conduct-policies-regulating-non-football-offenses-again-before-owners-commissioner/#page=1

Onza Partners SL v. Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
http://www.loeb.com/publications-ipentertainmentcaselawupdates-20170215-onzavsony

Pierce v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
http://www.loeb.com/publications-ipentertainmentcaselawupdates-20170215-percevwarnerbros

Big Data in Sports: Changing the Game
http://www.loeb.com/publications-clienreports-20170223-bigdatainsports

Parties in Star Trek Fan Litigation Don’t Boldly Go Into the Unknown; Settle Claims
https://incontestableblog.com/2017/02/27/parties-in-star-trek-fan-litigation-dont-boldly-go-into-the-unknown-settle-claims/

Federal Court Preliminarily Enjoins California Law that Prohibits Reporting Actors’ Ages http://www.haynesboone.com/publications/reporting-actors-ages

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