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Out Of Bounds: A Critical Race Theory Perspective On "Pay For Play", Kevin D. Brown, Antonio Williams Jan 2019

Out Of Bounds: A Critical Race Theory Perspective On "Pay For Play", Kevin D. Brown, Antonio Williams

Articles by Maurer Faculty

Under the amateur/education model, the amount of funding that colleges and universities can provide to their student-athletes is limited to the athletes' cost of attending their institution. This model makes sense for most college sports, but National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA") Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and Division I men's basketball tend to generate almost all the revenue to fund their institution's entire athletic programs-as well as a substantial percentage of the revenues received by the NCAA. Furthermore is the realization that a majority of the elite athletes in these two revenue-generating sports are black. As revenues ...


America's Past-Time And The Art Of Diplomacy, Alyson St. Pierre Jul 2018

America's Past-Time And The Art Of Diplomacy, Alyson St. Pierre

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

As organizations and corporations construct an international reach, they become influential actors in foreign relations between sovereign countries. Particularly, while Major League Baseball continues to recruit players and build a large fan base across the globe, it increases its ability to facilitate civil relations between the United States and other nations. An exploration of how professional baseball provides a useful platform to improve diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba best exemplifies how the League can promote change. Although the United States and Cuba have had a rather tumultuous relationship in recent history, a coordinated effort to improve the ...


Marching To The Beat Of The Eu's Drum: Refining The Collective Management Of Music Rights In The United States To Facilitate The Growth Of Interactive Streaming, Gary W. Hunt Iii Jul 2018

Marching To The Beat Of The Eu's Drum: Refining The Collective Management Of Music Rights In The United States To Facilitate The Growth Of Interactive Streaming, Gary W. Hunt Iii

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

In the digital era, interactive streaming is now the preferred method for music consumers to access their favorite albums and songs. The traditional copyright system used to administer music rights and royalties has not evolved accordingly, which not only impedes progress by music platform innovators, but also frustrates artist, labels, and composers who are unable to reap the benefits of their music rights. This Note examines the complex process interactive streaming services undergo to obtain the rights necessary to stream music through their platforms, which involves a discussion of collective rights organizations. This Note then argues that the European Directive ...


Typhoid Mario: Video Game Piracy As Viral Vector And National Security Threat, Andrew V. Moshirnia Jan 2018

Typhoid Mario: Video Game Piracy As Viral Vector And National Security Threat, Andrew V. Moshirnia

Indiana Law Journal

Current academic and policy discussions regarding video game piracy focus on the economic losses inherent to copyright infringement. Unfortunately, this approach neglects the most significant implication of video game piracy: malware distribution. Copyright-motivated efforts to shut down file-sharing sites do little to reduce piracy and actually increase viral malware infection. Pirated video games are an ideal delivery device for malware, as users routinely launch unverified programs and forego virus detection. The illicit nature of the transaction forces users to rely almost entirely on the reputation of websites, uploaders, and other users to determine if a file is safe to download ...


National Protection Of Student-Athlete Mental Health: The Case For Federal Regulation Over The National Collegiate Athletic Association, Jayce Born Jul 2017

National Protection Of Student-Athlete Mental Health: The Case For Federal Regulation Over The National Collegiate Athletic Association, Jayce Born

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


An Unbalanced Act: A Criticism Of How The Court Of Arbitration For Sport Issues Unjustly Harsh Sanctions By Attempting To Regulate Doping In Sport, Melissa Hewitt Jul 2015

An Unbalanced Act: A Criticism Of How The Court Of Arbitration For Sport Issues Unjustly Harsh Sanctions By Attempting To Regulate Doping In Sport, Melissa Hewitt

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

To participate in international competitions, countries must submit to the doping rules set forth in the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code), a document brought into being by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Under the Agency's Code, athletes are required to commit to mandatory binding arbitration in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which gives them few chances for review of unjustly harsh sanctions. The CAS needs to re-examine its method of appealing doping cases because WADA's current strict liability scheme, coupled with the CAS's transnational jurisdiction, continually violates the rights of international athletes.


From The Seat Of The Chair: An Insider’S Perspective On Ncaa Student-Athlete Voices, Scott Krapf Jan 2015

From The Seat Of The Chair: An Insider’S Perspective On Ncaa Student-Athlete Voices, Scott Krapf

Indiana Law Journal

This Article explains how student-athletes already have a significantly influential voice. The Author calls upon his personal experience as a former Division I student-athlete and Chair of the NCAA Division I National Student-Athlete Advisor Committee to show that student athletes are capable of effectuating change by expressing themselves through existing means, rather than unionization.


Rubin V. Islamic Republic Of Iran, 1997-2015, Gabrielle Goodwin Jan 2015

Rubin V. Islamic Republic Of Iran, 1997-2015, Gabrielle Goodwin

Articles by Maurer Faculty

The case of Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran reads like a blockbuster movie with an all-star cast. A terrorist organization blows up a crowded shopping mall in Jerusalem, killing and injuring Americans in the process. Some of those severely injured sue the nation of Iran for their part in supporting Hamas, who carried out the bombing. Iran never makes a court appearance, so the plaintiffs win a default judgment for hundreds of millions of dollars. However, in trying to get some money out of Iran, the plaintiffs try to attach property in the United States, which may or may ...


Explaining The Supreme Court's Interest In Patent Law, Timothy R. Holbrook Apr 2013

Explaining The Supreme Court's Interest In Patent Law, Timothy R. Holbrook

IP Theory

No abstract provided.


Not (Necessarily) Narrower: Rethinking The Relative Scope Of Copyright Protection For Designs, Sarah Burstein Apr 2013

Not (Necessarily) Narrower: Rethinking The Relative Scope Of Copyright Protection For Designs, Sarah Burstein

IP Theory

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Music & Copyright In America: Toward The Celestial Jukebox By Kevin Parks, Michelle M. Botek Jan 2013

Book Review. Music & Copyright In America: Toward The Celestial Jukebox By Kevin Parks, Michelle M. Botek

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Ip Protection Of Fashion Design: To Be Or Not To Be, That Is The Question, Xinbo Li Oct 2012

Ip Protection Of Fashion Design: To Be Or Not To Be, That Is The Question, Xinbo Li

IP Theory

No abstract provided.


The Need For A Global Amateurism Standard: International Student Issues And Controversies, Erin Abbey-Pinegar Jul 2010

The Need For A Global Amateurism Standard: International Student Issues And Controversies, Erin Abbey-Pinegar

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Due to the immense pressure to recruit highly talented prospects and an overwhelming desire to have winning college athletics programs, the recruitment of international prospective student-athletes at NCAA Division I institutions has drastically increased in recent years. NCAA rules founded on localized amateurism ideals are now being applied on a global scale, in countries where there is no similar concept of amateur athletes. This Note argues that the current NCAA amateurism rules inadequately address the potential amateur issues related to prospective student-athletes from various countries. Examples and evidence of the difficulties of apply localized amateur rules to international recruits are ...


Music As Speech: A First Amendment Category Unto Itself, David Munkittrick Jun 2010

Music As Speech: A First Amendment Category Unto Itself, David Munkittrick

Federal Communications Law Journal

Perhaps the most ubiquitous of art forms, music accompanies daily activities from shopping to jogging. Music permeates modem society, and there is little question it constitutes an integral mode of expression. Despite recognition of music's worth, however, there is little explanation of music in First Amendment jurisprudence. A rationale for First Amendment protection begins with analysis of the particular medium of speech. Through a foray in musical aesthetics and the history of musical censorship, this Note discusses the role of music in political, societal, and individual experience. Music has had an important role in political events, from the fall ...


The Sound Of Money: Securing Copyright, Royalties, And Creative "Progress" In The Digital Music Revolution, Armen Boyajian Jun 2010

The Sound Of Money: Securing Copyright, Royalties, And Creative "Progress" In The Digital Music Revolution, Armen Boyajian

Federal Communications Law Journal

Academics and popular critics alike want to distill, reform, or altogether destroy U.S. copyright law as we know it. Much of this stems from animosity toward the old-guard record industry's alleged practices of overcharging consumers, underpaying royalties to artists, and suing teenagers and grandmas. But what those calling for reform all seem to neglect is a tiny but inevitable fact: for the first time in history, composers and recording artists can keep their copyrights.

Tangible media sales are being replaced by P2P file sharing, retail downloads, and streaming Webcasts. Digital technologies and wireless networks have opened prime channels ...


Who Needs Tickets? Examining Problems In The Growing Online Ticket Resale Industry, Clark P. Kirkman Jun 2009

Who Needs Tickets? Examining Problems In The Growing Online Ticket Resale Industry, Clark P. Kirkman

Federal Communications Law Journal

The Internet has dramatically changed the methods by which people purchase tickets to events. In the past decade, the secondary ticket market has grown exponentially, and today the online ticket resale industry is valued at approximately $4 billion. Although there are consumer benefits to this industry growth, some of the industry practices have precipitated a consumer backlash. This was typified in 2007 when many parents, hoping to purchase tickets to the Hannah Montana "Best of Both Worlds Tour," watched as tickets sold out online in only a few minutes or less. Coupled with this episode was the Ticketmaster v. RMG ...


Paying The Price For Sports Tv: Preventing The Strategic Misuse Of The Fcc's Carriage Regulations, David Hutson Mar 2009

Paying The Price For Sports Tv: Preventing The Strategic Misuse Of The Fcc's Carriage Regulations, David Hutson

Federal Communications Law Journal

Cable companies and sports leagues have embarked upon parallel courses of vertical integration by creating and acquiring interests in cable sports networks. Cable companies carry regional sports networks (RSNs) on basic cable tiers. Some league-owned networks have sought high prices for carriage on basic tiers, causing some cable companies to balk because of the price increase they would have to pass on to consumers. The 1992 Cable Act prohibits cable companies from discriminating in carriage terms between affiliated and nonaffiliated networks. Cable companies that own RSNs are, therefore, left vulnerable to discrimination complaints by league-owned networks. This Note argues that ...


Business Solutions To The Alien Ownership Restriction, Greg Snodgrass Mar 2009

Business Solutions To The Alien Ownership Restriction, Greg Snodgrass

Federal Communications Law Journal

The alien ownership restriction on broadcast licenses has had a profound effect on the entertainment industry over the past few decades. While the origins of the restriction were based on national security fears that no longer apply, the restriction is unlikely to be repealed without significant lobbying. Given the unlikelihood of repeal, this Note concludes that entertainment conglomerates should apply a two-pronged approach to overcome the barrier imposed by the ownership restriction. First, conglomerates should build powerful nonbroadcast superstations. Second, conglomerates should push the FCC to gradually loosen its application of the restriction. While this is not a perfect solution ...


Copytraps, Ned Snow Jan 2009

Copytraps, Ned Snow

Indiana Law Journal

Congress has unintentionally evoked copytraps, which exact thousands of dollars from the Internet user who innocently buys music without knowing that it infringes copyright. Copytraps arise when Web sites lure innocent users into downloading expression that seems legal but is actually infringing. Regardless of whether the Web site appears legitimate, whether a user's good-faith belief is reasonable, or whether the Web site owner is unaware that the material is infringing, users who download infringing material face strict liability punishment, and the penalties are severe. It is entrapment, with the spoils from the innocent going to large corporate copyright holders ...


Balco, The Steroids Scandal, And What The Already Fragile Secrecy Of Federal Grand Juries Means To The Debate Over A Potential Federal Media Shield Law, Peter Meyer Oct 2008

Balco, The Steroids Scandal, And What The Already Fragile Secrecy Of Federal Grand Juries Means To The Debate Over A Potential Federal Media Shield Law, Peter Meyer

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Performing Art: National Endowment For The Arts V. Finley, Randall P. Bezanson Jun 2008

Performing Art: National Endowment For The Arts V. Finley, Randall P. Bezanson

Federal Communications Law Journal

In this modified version of a chapter in his forthcoming book, ART AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2008-09), Professor Bezanson begins to probe the nature of art and its relation to the first amendment free speech guarantee. The essay uses the Finley v. NEA case, and specifically its discussion of Finley's performance art, to critique the Supreme Court's very approach to the Finley case, and to view the issues from the perspective of art, artistic freedom, and the Supreme Court's role in fashioning constitutional protection for art as art, and not simply as cognitive ...


Fighting Baseball Doping In Latin America: A Critical Analysis Of Major League Baseball's Drug Prevention And Treatment Program In The Dominican Republic And Venezuela, David P. Fidler, Arturo J. Marcano Guevara Jan 2007

Fighting Baseball Doping In Latin America: A Critical Analysis Of Major League Baseball's Drug Prevention And Treatment Program In The Dominican Republic And Venezuela, David P. Fidler, Arturo J. Marcano Guevara

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


All Mixed Up: Bridgeport Music V. Dimension Films And De Minimis Digital Sampling, Jennifer R. R. Mueller Jan 2006

All Mixed Up: Bridgeport Music V. Dimension Films And De Minimis Digital Sampling, Jennifer R. R. Mueller

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Forced To Punt: How The Bowl Championship Series And The Intercollegiate Arms Race Negatively Impact The Policy Objectives Of Title Lx, Kevin J. Rapp Oct 2005

Forced To Punt: How The Bowl Championship Series And The Intercollegiate Arms Race Negatively Impact The Policy Objectives Of Title Lx, Kevin J. Rapp

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Rocking Wrigley: The Chicago Cubs' Off-Field Struggle To Compete For Ticket Sales With Its Rooftop Neighbors, Ronnie Bitman Mar 2004

Rocking Wrigley: The Chicago Cubs' Off-Field Struggle To Compete For Ticket Sales With Its Rooftop Neighbors, Ronnie Bitman

Federal Communications Law Journal

Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, is one of the most unique and beloved baseball stadiums in the country. In recent years, however, the owners of several rooftop viewing platforms near the stadium provided the Cubs with unwanted off-field competition for ticket revenues. This Note discusses the intersection of sports, property rights, and copyright law in the context of recent dilemmas and litigation by professional sports organizations and teams. Although this Note briefly touches on the Lanham Act, the Author's focus remains on copyright law and the FCC's support for proprietary rights in sports.


The Avid Sportsman And The Scope For Self-Protection: When Exculpatory Clauses Should Be Enforced, Robert H. Heidt Jan 2004

The Avid Sportsman And The Scope For Self-Protection: When Exculpatory Clauses Should Be Enforced, Robert H. Heidt

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Intercollegiate Athletics: The Program Expansion Standard Under Title Ix's Policy Interpretation, Julia C. Lamber Jan 2002

Intercollegiate Athletics: The Program Expansion Standard Under Title Ix's Policy Interpretation, Julia C. Lamber

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Gender And Intercollegiate Athletics: Data And Myths, Julia C. Lamber Jan 2001

Gender And Intercollegiate Athletics: Data And Myths, Julia C. Lamber

Articles by Maurer Faculty

This Article explores what nondiscrimination means in the context of intercollegiate athletics. After reviewing the Department of Education's controversial Title IX Policy Interpretation, it critically examines the analytical framework used in Title IX athletic cases and concludes that commonly made analogies to litigation under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act are inapt. A major part of the Article is an empirical study, looking first at gender equity plans written by institutions of higher education for the National Collegiate Athletic Association and then at data collected from more than 325 institutions pursuant to the Equity in Athletics Disclosure ...


Baseball In Canada, Samuel R. Hill Oct 2000

Baseball In Canada, Samuel R. Hill

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

No abstract provided.


Baseball, Besuboru, Yakyu: Comparing The American And Japanese Games, Masaru Ikei Oct 2000

Baseball, Besuboru, Yakyu: Comparing The American And Japanese Games, Masaru Ikei

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

No abstract provided.