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Interview with Josh Berman, Co-Creator and Show Runner of the New Hit TV Show Notorious

  The Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with Josh Berman, the co-creator and show runner of the new ABC show Notorious, to discuss current issues in entertainment law. Prior to his work on Notorious, Mr. Berman was an executive producer on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, a consulting producer on the Fox […]

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Interview with the General Counsel for Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) Dave Prouty 

  The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with Dave Prouty, who serves as General Counsel for the Major League Baseball Players Association, to discuss current issues involving baseball. Dave graduated from Harvard Law School in 1986, and received his BA from Bowdoin College in 1980. The interview was conducted by Loren […]

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Is Real-World Protection Available for Fictional Fashions?

By Douglas Hand, Jr. and Marc S. Reiner[1] I.               Introduction Englishman Charles Frederick Worth is credited as the father of the modern fashion industry in the nineteenth century.[2] Through his brand – House of Worth – he was the first designer to create a catalogue of designs to be worn by models in his store […]

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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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N.C.A.A. Takes Stand Against North Carolina’s Anti-Gay Rights Law

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  The N.C.A.A. announced on September 12 that it is relocating all championship tournament games that were originally scheduled to take place in North Carolina over the 2016-2017 academic year. This news comes in reaction to a new North Carolina law, commonly referred to as House Bill 2, which nullified local government ordinances extending anti-discrimination […]

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Grand Theft Auto: Not Just Taking Cars

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Zoom, Swerve, Crash! These are effectively the three steps of actress Lindsay Lohan’s and former Mob Wives star Karen Gravno lawsuits against the widely popular action-adventure video game series Grand Theft Auto. Zoom – Lohan filed suit under New York’s right of publicity statute, arguing that Grand Theft Auto V’s character “Lacey Jonas,” who is […]

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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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