On March 28, the Harvard Law School Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law hosted its annual Sports Symposium. Sports industry leaders gathered at Wasserstein Hall to discuss the various legal challenges presented by the ever-changing experience of sports fans. As always, … [Read more...] about Sports Symposium Investigates the Evolving Fan Experience
Does a Ban on Mixed Martial Arts Competitions Violate the First Amendment?
Within the past two decades, the sport of mixed martial arts (“MMA”) has seen a drastic increase in public acceptance and interest. Today there are forty-six states that sanction and regulate MMA competitions. MMA events promoted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the … [Read more...] about Does a Ban on Mixed Martial Arts Competitions Violate the First Amendment?
First-Sale Doctrine in Digital Markets
Copyrights are different from other property rights: There is nothing intuitive or inalienable about them. They are not meant to retain all benefits for a single owner, but rather to act as temporary valves as the benefits of ownership flow from one to many, from the private to … [Read more...] about First-Sale Doctrine in Digital Markets
Will a Ticket’s Price Always Exceed its Worth?
Want to watch the Boston Celtics take on their playoff nemeses of the past two seasons, the red-hot Lebron James and the Miami Heat? No problem, except the cheapest seats in the house will cost you $85. Brokers can buy tickets at face value before selling at a substantial … [Read more...] about Will a Ticket’s Price Always Exceed its Worth?
“Winning” the Hole in One
Ask anyone who has spent four hours on an immaculate green lawn, swinging a club wildly and chasing a small white ball from sandy ditch to wooded pines, and they will tell you: golf is a simultaneously blissful and frustrating sport. But few golfers have experienced the highs … [Read more...] about “Winning” the Hole in One