Editor’s Note: While this blog is normally dedicated to analyzing legal issues in the field of sports and entertainment, this post departs from that to spotlight some excellent work done by 1Ls at Harvard Law School. At HLS in fall 2012, the eighty students in Section Six … [Read more...] about A Frontier Tort White Paper: Concussions in the NFL
The Future of the NFL Faced by Concussion Lawsuits
Last month, the NFL Competition Committee passed another rule restricting the use of helmets as a point of contact during games. The decision was met with a customary (read: excessive) amount of vitriol by fans and players. Many fans seem to think that the NFL is irrationally … [Read more...] about The Future of the NFL Faced by Concussion Lawsuits
Sports Symposium Investigates the Evolving Fan Experience
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