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Volume 9-2 Now Online!

Volume 9-2 is now live! This JSEL volume includes: “#Congratulations but #SeeYouInCourt: Olympic Hashtag Restrictions Raise Concerns Over Trademark Rights and Free Speech” by John Grady & Stephen McKelvey, “There’s No Business Like Show Business: Abandoning Color-Blind Casting and Embracing Color-Conscious Casting in American Theatre” by Kristin Bria Hopkins, “What if Kaepernick is Correct?: A Look at […]

Includes “Changing the Game: Remedying the Deficiencies of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption in the Minor Leagues” by Theodore McDowell, “Life After Death: How to Protect Artists’ Post-Mortem Rights” by Loren Cheri Shokes, “The Pledge to Brand Loyalty: A Gold Medal Approach to Rule 40” by James Schwabe, and “ Thomas Dreams of Separability” by Charles E. Colman. 

Volume 9-1 is Live!

Includes “Changing the Game: Remedying the Deficiencies of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption in the Minor Leagues” by Theodore McDowell, “Life After Death: How to Protect Artists’ Post-Mortem Rights” by Loren Cheri Shokes, “The Pledge to Brand Loyalty: A Gold Medal Approach to Rule 40” by James Schwabe, and “ Thomas Dreams of Separability” by Charles E. Colman. 

May 2017 Special Issue

May 2017 Special Issue

May 2017, Special Issue (Full Version PDF) Comparing Health Related Policies and Practices in Sports: The NFL and Other Professional Leagues  

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Interview with Megha Parekh, Jacksonville Jaguars’ Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with Megha Parekh, the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Jacksonville Jaguars, to discuss current issues involving the Jaguars and sports law in general. Megha Parekh joined the Jaguars as vice president and general counsel on March 1, 2013, and was named […]

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Interview with Steve McKelvey

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with Associate Professor Steve McKelvey, the Associate Chair for External Relations and Graduate Program Director in the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to joining the UMass Amherst faculty in 2002, […]

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Ticketmaster Double Dipping Ticket Sales

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In late September, a joint CBC News and Toronto Star investigation revealed allegations that Ticketmaster has been utilizing scalpers to get more money out of consumers through resales. While undercover at Ticket Summit 2018, a Las Vegas convention, reporters recorded Ticketmaster representatives stating that the company does not strictly monitor their site for scalpers and […]

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October Madness – Adidas Consultant Testifies that College Basketball Star Received Payments

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TJ Gassnola, a former consultant for Adidas, testified on Wednesday that the shoe company paid the family of Deandre Ayton, a former basketball player for the University of Arizona and the first selection in the most recent NBA draft, before or during his collegiate career.  Gassnola’s testimony comes during the opening week of the first […]

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Landmark Music Copyright Reform Becomes Law

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At a ceremony in the Oval Office on Thursday, President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act into law. The Act represents a major reform of Section 115 of the U.S. Copyright Act. It received bipartisan support in Congress and has been widely praised by major record labels, streaming services, consumer groups and artists. Three provisions […]

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Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo” Tweet May Give Life to Class Action Suit

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On February 15, 2016, Kanye West tweeted that his album, The Life of Pablo, “will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal.”  A month and a half later, not only was the album on Apple, but it was also for sale on […]

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CTE Kneeldown: Family of Junior Seau Settles with NFL

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The family of legendary linebacker Junior Seau has settled its wrongful death lawsuit with the NFL for an undisclosed sum of money.  Seau, who was 43 when he committed suicide in 2012, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalophy (CTE), the neurodegenerative disease that has been found in over one hundred deceased NFL players. The Seau family […]

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Advance Attempts to Push Black Vogue Out of Vogue

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Vogue Magazine’s parent company, Advance Magazine Publishers Inc., wants to take Black Vogue founder Nareasha Willis to court. On September 28, Advance filed a claim at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against 26 year-old Willis, claiming that Willis’ Black Vogue design of the word “Vogue” uses Vogue’s “well-known font […]

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Banksy Painting Self-Destructs at Auction

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Immediately after being auctioned off for $1.4 million, art prankster Banksy’s Girl with Balloon shredded itself in front of a shocked auction audience at Sotheby’s in London. Banksy revealed on their Instagram account that the act was planned years in advance through placement of a remote-controlled mechanism on the back of the canvas.  The writing accompanying the video states […]

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Copyright Suit Against Gwen Stefani Fails to “Spark the Fire”

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The United States District Court for the Central District of California has granted summary judgment in a copyright case stemming from singer Gwen Stefani’s 2014 hit song “Spark the Fire.” The suit was brought by Stefani’s former hairdresser Richard Morrill. He alleged that he played Stefani a song called “Who’s Got My Lightah” while working […]

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Tattoos and Copyright, Take-Two

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In 2016, Take-Two, a video game company that is the creator of the NBA 2K series of video games, was sued by Solid Oak Sketches, a company who owns the copyright in several NBA players’ tattoos. Solid Oak argued that the video game series, which seeks to simulate the NBA, infringed on their copyright because […]

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