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Volume 7-2 Released!

JSEL Volume 7, Number 2 (Full Version PDF) Preface by Professor Peter Carfagna, Faculty Advisor to JSEL ARTICLES The History and Doctrine of American Copyright Protection for Fashion Design: Managing Mazer Charles E. Colman Going to Bat for the “Baseball Rule”: Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. v. F.F. et al. Benjamin Trachman Forecheck, Backcheck . . . Paycheck? […]

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Volume 7-1 Released

JSEL Volume 7, Number 1 (Full Version PDF) ARTICLES Comparing NCAA and Olympic Athlete Eligibility Dispute Resolution Systems in Light of Procedural Fairness and Substantive Justice Josephine R. Potuto and Matthew J. Mitten Constitutional Voting Rules of Australian National Sporting Organizations: Comparative Analysis and Principles of Constitutional Design Robert D. Macdonald and Ian M. Ramsay  NOTES […]

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Interview with Dolores DiBella- Counsel to the NFL

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with attorney Dolores DiBella, Counsel to the NFL, to discuss current issues in sports law and career development.  Ms. DiBella currently manages intellectual property, commercial litigation, employment matters, and rights enforcement for the League and its member clubs. She received her Bachelors in Government from […]

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Interview with Dr. hab. Marek Krzysztof Kolasiński

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with Professor Marek Krzysztof Kolasiński, Professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, to discuss the application of competition (antitrust) law to European sports leagues. Professor Kolasiński explores this topic in his article, “Influence of the Private enforcement of Competition Law on Sport in the European Union […]

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Influence of the Private Enforcement of Competition Law on Sport in the European Union against the United States Law Background

This commentary piece was written by Dr hab. Marek Krzysztof Kolasiński, professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, and was submitted in conjunction with Professor Kolasiński’s recent interview with JSEL which can be found here.  Influence of the Private Enforcement of Competition Law on Sport in the European Union against the United States Law Background Private enforcement […]

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Windowing in the Music Industry: Drake To Release New Album Exclusively on Apple Music

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  Drake’s upcoming album, View From The 6, is coming to fans on April 29th – but only fans who subscribe to Apple Music. As streaming has come to be an undeniable reality rather than a passing trend, “streaming exclusives” are becoming a powerful tool for stars like Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West to use […]

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Ticketmaster and Facebook Join Forces – Collusive or Collaborative?

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Ticketmaster and Facebook have announced a new joint venture between these two industry-leading companies, where fans will be able to buy tickets from Ticketmaster directly through Facebook’s user interface. According to the announcement, the service will be rolled out as soon as the end of April 2016. Due to a “growing number of mobile-addicted fans,” […]

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Spotify Agrees To Improve Song Matching Practices In $30 Million Settlement With Publishers

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Spotify and the National Music Publishing Association have reached a $30 million settlement agreement to compensate publishers and songwriters for unpaid royalties that resulted from unmatched songs in its database. According to the Agreement, the $30 million will constitute a “payout pool” where $5 million is a “penalty pool.” Under the Agreement, publishers will claim […]

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Jay-Z Serves Legal Papers to Tidal’s Former Owners for Providing Misrepresenting Figures

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On the same week Tidal celebrated surpassing three million subscribers and turning one years old, current owner Jay-Z served its former owners legal papers for lying about Tidal’s business specifics when the company was purchased. According to the King of Roc Nation and his attorneys, Tidal’s former owners, Scandinavian company Aspiro AB, were dishonest about […]

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A Not So Happy Gilmore

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Unlike the millions of fans who rejoiced after hearing that Luke’s Diner would be back delving out gallons of coffee for Rory and Lorelai, albeit through your Netflix subscription at a yet to be disclosed date later this year, Gavin Polone was not amongst those millions. Along with Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino, […]

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Individuals and Companies Submit Comments Regarding the DMCA’s Safe Harbor Provisions

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Last Friday the period for individuals and companies to submit comments regarding the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA ended.  The US Copyright Office provided this 4-month comment period to help “evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the safe harbor provisions.”1  The Copyright office cited rapid changes in the internet since 1998 when the DMCA was […]

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SoundCloud Launches Monthly Subscription Service – Go!

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The music industry is all abuzz as SoundCloud has (finally) launched its first paid subscription service – Go. The subscription is $9.99 a month with a 30-day free demo. The subscription gives you ad-free and offline listening, and is currently only available in the U.S. The most important thing about SoundCloud’s service is that its […]

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U.K. Hits Piracy Sites Where It Hurts: Ad Revenues

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While websites that host infringing content are host to millions of users daily, few of these users pay money for the sites’ services. Instead, advertising from consumer brands does. In another step towards severing the “unholy alliance” between on-site advertisers and piracy websites that host infringing content, the British Government’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit […]

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@ThursdayNightFootball

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  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appropriately announced via a tweet on his personal Twitter account that ten Thursday night NFL games in the upcoming season will be live streamed on the macro-sized micro-blogging social network. According to the New York Times, while games will simultaneously be shown over the air on either NBC or CBS, […]

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