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From September 2019—when California became the first state to pass a name, image, and likeness (NIL) law—until now, the intercollegiate athletic community has fielded a deluge of new enacted and proposed regulations from states, Congress, the NCAA, and now individual … [Read more...] about The NIL Era Has Arrived: What the Coming of July 1 Means for the NCAA
As the social media site TikTok has exploded over the past year, thousands of recognizable influencers and celebrities have joined in on the fun—including some who may not know it. Most notably, one user, deeptomcruise, has built a following of over 777k with videos of the … [Read more...] about Mission Impossible?: The Legal Implications of Managing Deepfake Celebrity Videos
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