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California Clears the Way for College Athletes to Get Their "Fair" Share of Licensing Pie
Sending shockwaves across the collegiate landscape, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 206, the Fair Pay to Play Act (the Act) on September 30, 2019.
United States
10 Oct 2019
Sports >> Behind State Lines: Is It Time To Cash In On Legalized Sports Betting?
The Supreme Court's 2018 decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (Murphy) to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports
United States
18 Jul 2019
Entertainment >> Right Of Publicity And The Rise Of True Crime
Among the many high-profile entertainment industry headlines in 2018, one case in particular stands out for its impact on the rising trend of "true crime" entertainment.
United States
17 Jul 2019
Entertainment, Media & Sports Alert >> FTC Workshop Takes Aim At Online Ticket Sales Market
Signaling its intent to rein in a vast and intricate market with many challenges and no easy solutions, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
United States
16 Jul 2019
Entertainment, Media & Sports Alert >> American Gaming Association Hedges Its Bets With Responsible Marketing Code For Sports Wagering
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Provision Act of 1992 (PASPA) in May 2018
United States
20 Jun 2019
Entertainment, Media & Sports Alert >> The Odds Are Getting Better For Sports Betting And Fantasy Sports In New York
Despite mixed signals from the state courts, New York is moving to establish a framework to enable sports betting and interactive fantasy sports gaming within the state.
United States
22 Mar 2019
Sports >> German Challenge Further Thaws Olympics "Rule 40" Advertising Restrictions
The International Olympic Committee's (IOC's) "Rule 40" has long restricted athletes from appearing in advertising for companies that are not official sponsors of the Olympics.
25 May 2018
Entertainment, Media & Sports Alert >> All Bets Are Off (Or On): SCOTUS Strikes Down Federal Ban On Sports Betting
After a six-year journey through the federal court system, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in the landmark case of Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association ...
United States
23 May 2018
Entertainment, Media & Sports Alert >> #Metoo And #Timesup Movements Cause Entertainment And Advertising Industries To Re-Examine Talent Agreements
No story had a bigger impact on the entertainment industry in 2017 than the stunning allegations of sexual assault against previously-powerful men.
United States
13 Apr 2018
Will WGA/DGA "Pattern" Head Off Potential Hollywood Strike As Sag-Aftra Approaches Deadline For New CBA?
Late last month, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) began negotiations on its new collective bargaining agreement...
United States
28 Jun 2017
Rule 40 Advertising Guidelines Return For The 2018 Winter Olympics, Creating Headaches And Challenges For Winter Olympians And Their Sponsors
As the world's greatest athletes train and compete for the honor of representing their countries in PyeongChang, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC)...
United States
13 Jun 2017
The Playing Field Remains Unsettled For Daily Fantasy Sports
After playing defense for most of 2016, the leaders of the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry made an announcement they hope will allow them to move ahead on offense in 2017. However, mounting legal and regulatory costs might doom them before they can cross the goal line.
United States
19 Apr 2017
Can Anyone Be Happy Together After Sirius XM Copyright Decision?
Flo & Eddie Inc., the owner of the sound recordings such as "Happy Together" created by the 1960s band The Turtles, brought suit against Sirius XM on behalf of itself and a class of pre-1972...
United States
19 Apr 2017
A Fallen Warrior In The Game Of Mobile Privacy
With their proximity to Silicon Valley, it is no surprise that the Golden State Warriors are leading a fast break in the NBA when it comes to technology and social media.
United States
28 Oct 2016
Entertainment, Media & Sports Alert >> As Advertisers Head To Rio For The Olympics, A Changed Regulatory Landscape Awaits
The world's greatest athletes will soon be on their way to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. Joining them will be many of the world's largest advertisers and best-known brands.
United States
18 Jul 2016
Back In The Ring: New York Legislative Victory Continues Comeback Story For Daily Fantasy Sports
After a year of taking it on the chin in 2015, the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry is showing that it still has some fight left in it.
United States
6 Jul 2016
Daily Fantasy Sports Poses Challenges For Players And Regulators
A new industry burst into the mainstream in 2015. At the beginning of 2015, daily fantasy sports was a nascent business taking advantage of gaps in federal regulation to find deep-pocketed backers among major media companies, professional leagues, and their owners.
United States
22 Apr 2016
Daily Fantasy Sports — The Specter Of Gambling Threatens An Industry
Just a year ago, FanDuel and DraftKings were earning plaudits for exploiting a loophole in federal gambling regulations, raising hundreds of millions of dollars from major sports and media investors...
United States
3 Nov 2015
Ruling Gives NCAA Victory In "Amateurism" Case, But Legal Battle Doesn't End Here
Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in the milestone O'Bannon v. NCAA case.
United States
15 Oct 2015
Live Video-Streaming Apps Pose Legal Challenges For Content Owners
Although people have been using smartphones to shoot videos they share on social-media platforms for some time, live video-streaming apps are bringing sports, entertainment, and media events to mass audiences like never before.
United States
17 Aug 2015
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