By Stuart N. Brotman Matt Lauer and Louis C.K. may be the latest answers on Jeopardy. But here is the real question: How do you control talent behavior in the entertainment and media fields? This inquiry has been posed for over 80 years now. When Hollywood had a studio system … [Read more...] about Convicting Celebrities: How the Morals Clause Continues to Shape American Culture
By Douglas Hand, Jr. and Marc S. Reiner I. Introduction Englishman Charles Frederick Worth is credited as the father of the modern fashion industry in the nineteenth century. Through his brand – House of Worth – he was the first designer to create a … [Read more...] about Is Real-World Protection Available for Fictional Fashions?
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 … [Read more...] about Influence of the Private Enforcement of Competition Law on Sport in the European Union against the United States Law Background
[Editors' Note: This article, which can be downloaded here, will be published in JSEL's forthcoming issue. It follows Ms. Withers' highly regarded 2010 article on the same subject, The Integrity of the Game: Professional Athletes and Domestic Violence, 1 Harv. J. Sports & … [Read more...] about Without Consequence: When Professional Athletes Are Violent Off the Field
In 1984, Life Magazine published a photograph taken by Jacobus Rentmeester of Michael Jordan dunking a basketball while wearing USA Olympic warm-up gear. Shortly thereafter, Nike’s Peter Moore, the designer of the first Air Jordan sneaker, paid Rentmeester $150 for temporary use … [Read more...] about Jumpman Case Is No Slam Dunk