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Is Real-World Protection Available for Fictional Fashions?

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

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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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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.

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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Jumpman Case Is No Slam Dunk

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Jacobus Rentmeester, photographer of the iconic Michael Jordan dunking image, is suing Nike for copyright infringement.

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Occam’s Razor and Sports Wagering Law

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The Third Circuit’s recent decision upholding the ban on sports betting may be in violation of the Supreme Court’s decision on a similar case in 1999.

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Unpaid Interns in Sports and Entertainment

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Unpaid internships, the generally accepted path to a career in sports and entertainment, have come under siege through Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) challenges alleging violations of minimum wage and overtime compensation regulations.

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McFarlin: Ray Rice Video Shows that Cameras Should Do the Talking

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In both tragedies of domestic violence and alleged police brutality, the victim can be silenced. Cameras can’t.

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Defamation, Celebrities, and the Internet

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By the very nature of their positions, celebrities in both the sports and entertainment spheres generate significant public attention and discussion.

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Kickstarting Litigation: What is the Future of Crowdfunded Films?

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On April 12, 2013, The Veronica Mars Movie project broke fund raising records, with 91,585 backers pledging a total of $5,702,153. The catch? The film was funded on the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter.

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The NFL and Super Bowl Ticket Prices (Finkelman v. NFL)

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A few weeks ago, Josh Finkelman sat in the upper decks of MetLife Stadium watching the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. The price for those nosebleed seats? $4,000 for two tickets.

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