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Interview with Boston Red Sox Senior VP David Friedman

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with David Friedman, Senior Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs for the Red Sox and Senior Counsel for Fenway Sports Group, to discuss current issues in sports law. The interview was conducted by Loren Shokes, an Entertainment and Sports Highlight Contributor for the Harvard Journal […]

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Volume 6-2 Released

Featuring the first two articles in Professor Charles E. Colman’s series on principles of copyright protection for fashion design, an article on implementing a franchise player designation in the NBA, and commentary on off-the-field violence by professional athletes.

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Interview with Sports Lawyer Peter R. Ginsberg

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with attorney Peter Ginsberg, counsel to Ray Rice, to discuss current issues in sports law. As managing partner of Peter R. Ginsberg Law, LLC, Mr. Ginsberg has represented clients in a wide range of white collar criminal and securities matters as well as sophisticated commercial […]

Featuring articles on Fan Action Committees, reforming amateur basketball in the United States, and when linking to leaked movies, scripts, and shows is copyright infringement

Volume 6-1 Released

Featuring articles on Fan Action Committees, reforming amateur basketball in the United States, and when linking to leaked movies, scripts, and shows is copyright infringement

Bethany P. Withers (HLS '10) examines league treatment of MLB, NBA, and NFL players who have been accused of domestic violence or sexual assault.

Without Consequence: When Professional Athletes Are Violent Off the Field

Bethany P. Withers (HLS ’10) examines league treatment of MLB, NBA, and NFL players who have been accused of domestic violence or sexual assault.

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Batmobile Copyright Case Races Towards Supreme Court

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mark Towle recently petitioned the Supreme Court following an unfavorable decision from the 9th Circuit regarding his dispute with DC Comics. The dispute involves the iconic crime-fighting vehicle, the “Batmobile,” from the 1960s TV Show and 1989 movie, “Batman.” Until he was sued and enjoined, Towle, a mechanic from California, […]

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Chinese Censorship Laws: Coming Soon To a Theatre Near You

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In an extremely savvy and strategic business move, Wang Jianlin, the richest man in China, is set to purchase a controlling share in American movie studio Legendary Entertainment.  Valued at $3.5 billion, the buyout has been described as “China’s largest cross-border cultural acquisition to date,” and is intended to expand and strength ties between China, […]

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Call of Duty’s Lawyers Called to Duty in French Court

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According to the BBC, the children of late Angolan rebel leader, Jonas Savimbi, are suing the makers of Call of Duty in France for €1 million in damages for his “rather unfavorable” depiction in the best-selling video game.  Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the video game at the heart of the suit, features a […]

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@Chanel v. @ChanelOfficial

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According to mtv.com, Chanel, the iconic haute couture fashion house, is currently engaging in a war of rights for the Instagram handle “@Chanel.”  The fashion conglomerate has had to resort to using the mouthful “@ChanelOfficial” rather than the much sleeker “@Chanel” handle for its Instagram account because @Chanel is currently being used by a 20 […]

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Criminals on Ice?

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By stepping onto the ice at a hockey game, players are not consenting to acts of extreme violence, at least according to Canadian court. A Quebec judge has awarded a plaintiff $8 million in damages after a hit from behind paralyzed the player back in 2010. The judge stated that players are entitled to the […]

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Johnny Football Facing Criminal Charges

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The career of Heisman trophy winner and Texas A&M all-star quarterback, Johnny Manziel, continues in a downward spiral since being relegated to the third string for the Cleveland Browns at the end of this last season. Despite his promising talent, his history of alcohol abuse and videos of his raucous partying in Texas on a […]

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“Happy Birthday” Suit Settled for $14 Million

  This past Monday, Warner Music agreed to pay $14 million dollars to end its lawsuit involving the rights to the song “Happy Birthday to You.” Back in 2014, a film producer and two New York music producers filed the class action lawsuit after paying exorbitant licensing fees for use of the popular song. One […]

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When A Deal’s Too Good, It’s (Possibly) Criminal

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Allegations are piling up against Brazilian fútbol superstar Neymar in European and Brazilian courts faster than he can score goals on the field.  The 23-year-old striker recently appeared in a Madrid court over allegations of corruption and fraud surrounding his transfer from Brazilian soccer club Santos to FC Barcelona.  While FC Barcelona claims that it […]

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Creators of NBA 2k16 Sued for Game’s Use of Tattoo Designs

Take-Two Interactive and Visual Concepts, creators of the popular video game NBA 2k16, have been named as defendants in a copyright infringement suit brought by tattoo company Solid Oak Sketches. At issue are eight tattoo designs that appear on the game’s versions of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. NBA 2k16 graphically represents the portraits of […]

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