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Take Us Back To The Ball Game: The Laws And Policy Of Professional Sports Ticket Prices, Nathan R. Scott Oct 2005

Take Us Back To The Ball Game: The Laws And Policy Of Professional Sports Ticket Prices, Nathan R. Scott

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

The prices of professional sports tickets have skyrocketed in recent years, depriving many fans of the time-honored tradition of taking their families out to a ball game. This Article argues that legal reform and political action are appropriate responses to these soaring prices.

First, the Article rebuts the threshold objection that economics alone justify current ticket prices. Professional sports teams reap a windfall from the public through corporate welfare, special-interest legislation, and favorable antitrust and tax laws. This preferential legal treatment undercuts the argument that teams are simply charging, or should charge, what the market will bear. In addition, teams ...


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.


Harry Potter And The Three-Second Crime: Are We Vanishing The De Minimis Defense From Copyright Law?, Julie Cromer Sep 2005

Harry Potter And The Three-Second Crime: Are We Vanishing The De Minimis Defense From Copyright Law?, Julie Cromer

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


Breaking The Bank: Revisiting Central Bank Of Denver After Enron And Sarbanes-Oxley, Celia Taylor Sep 2005

Breaking The Bank: Revisiting Central Bank Of Denver After Enron And Sarbanes-Oxley, Celia Taylor

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


Copyright And Anti-Trust Law : Public Performance Rights Licensing Of Musical Works Into Audiovisual Media, Christian Seyfert Sep 2005

Copyright And Anti-Trust Law : Public Performance Rights Licensing Of Musical Works Into Audiovisual Media, Christian Seyfert

Theses and Dissertations

This article will explore the question how anti-trust law affects the performing rights societies' (PRS) practice plain the different types and forms of licensing of licensing public performance rights of musical works into audiovisual media. It will, first, set forth the historical development and necessity of PRSs; secondly, define and exublic performance rights; and, thirdly, analyze in detail the historical attempts by the government and by private parties to enforce anti-trust law against the PRSs' system of blanket licensing musical works into audiovisual media.


Social Software, Groups And Governance , Michael J. Madison Aug 2005

Social Software, Groups And Governance , Michael J. Madison

University of Pittsburgh School of Law Working Paper Series

Formal groups play an important role in the law. Informal groups largely lie outside it. Should the law be more attentive to informal groups? I argue that this and related questions are appearing more frequently in legal scholarship as a number of computer technologies, which I collect under the heading “social software,” increase the salience of groups. In turn, that salience raises important questions about both the significance and the benefits of informal groups. In this Essay, I argue that there may be important social benefits associated with informal groups, and that the law should move towards a framework for ...


Panel Iii: Indecent Exposure? The Fcc's Recent Enforcement Of Obscenity Laws, William Davenport, Jeffrey Hoeh, C. Edwin Baker, Paul J. Mcgeady Jun 2005

Panel Iii: Indecent Exposure? The Fcc's Recent Enforcement Of Obscenity Laws, William Davenport, Jeffrey Hoeh, C. Edwin Baker, Paul J. Mcgeady

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Martignon And Kiss Catalog: Can Live Performances Be Protected?, Brian Danitz Jun 2005

Martignon And Kiss Catalog: Can Live Performances Be Protected?, Brian Danitz

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Bodil Lindqvist: A Swedish Churchgoer's Violation Of The European Union's Data Protection Directive Should Be A Warning To U.S. Legislators, Flora J. Garcia Jun 2005

Bodil Lindqvist: A Swedish Churchgoer's Violation Of The European Union's Data Protection Directive Should Be A Warning To U.S. Legislators, Flora J. Garcia

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Bodil Lindqvist: A Swedish Churchgoer's Violation Of The European Union's Data Protection Directive Should Be A Warning To U.S. Legislators, Flora J. Garcia Jun 2005

Bodil Lindqvist: A Swedish Churchgoer's Violation Of The European Union's Data Protection Directive Should Be A Warning To U.S. Legislators, Flora J. Garcia

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel I: Do Overly Broad Patents Lead To Restrictions On Innovation And Competition?, Matthew Bye, Mary Critharis, David Balto, Herbert Schwartz Jun 2005

Panel I: Do Overly Broad Patents Lead To Restrictions On Innovation And Competition?, Matthew Bye, Mary Critharis, David Balto, Herbert Schwartz

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel Ii: Licensing In The Digital Age: The Future Of Digital Rights Management, Marybeth Peters, Joseph Salvo, Fred Von Lohmann, Hugh C. Hansen Jun 2005

Panel Ii: Licensing In The Digital Age: The Future Of Digital Rights Management, Marybeth Peters, Joseph Salvo, Fred Von Lohmann, Hugh C. Hansen

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel Ii: Licensing In The Digital Age: The Future Of Digital Rights Management, Marybeth Peters, Joseph Salvo, Fred Von Lohmann, Hugh C. Hansen Jun 2005

Panel Ii: Licensing In The Digital Age: The Future Of Digital Rights Management, Marybeth Peters, Joseph Salvo, Fred Von Lohmann, Hugh C. Hansen

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Martignon And Kiss Catalog: Can Live Performances Be Protected?, Brian Danitz Jun 2005

Martignon And Kiss Catalog: Can Live Performances Be Protected?, Brian Danitz

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel Iii: Indecent Exposure? The Fcc's Recent Enforcement Of Obscenity Laws, William Davenport, Jeffrey Hoeh, C. Edwin Baker, Paul J. Mcgeady Jun 2005

Panel Iii: Indecent Exposure? The Fcc's Recent Enforcement Of Obscenity Laws, William Davenport, Jeffrey Hoeh, C. Edwin Baker, Paul J. Mcgeady

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel I: Do Overly Broad Patents Lead To Restrictions On Innovation And Competition?, Matthew Bye, Mary Critharis, David Balto, Herbert Schwartz Jun 2005

Panel I: Do Overly Broad Patents Lead To Restrictions On Innovation And Competition?, Matthew Bye, Mary Critharis, David Balto, Herbert Schwartz

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Regulation On Sino-Foreign Cooperation In Making Television Programs, Litong Chen Jun 2005

Regulation On Sino-Foreign Cooperation In Making Television Programs, Litong Chen

Washington International Law Journal

The Chinese Government traditionally has believed that the voices of adversaries, whether foreign or domestic, should not be heard. The Preamble to the Chinese Constitution states that, "The Chinese people must fight against those forces and elements, both at home and abroad, that are hostile to China's socialist system and try to undermine it."' The beachhead which has been regarded as most critical for the Communist Party of China ("CPC") to defend is China's mass media—the CPC's mouthpiece for its ideological rhetoric. Conventionally, the best way to keep a beachhead is to repel the enemy from ...


Major League Problems: Baseball's Broken System Of Cuban Defection, Matthew Frankel May 2005

Major League Problems: Baseball's Broken System Of Cuban Defection, Matthew Frankel

Boston College Third World Law Journal

Since the 1991 defection of Cuban pitching star Rene Arocha, dozens of Cuban baseball players have defected in order to play professionally in the United States. The system of Cuban defection poses considerable humanitarian risks for defecting players and their families, including physical danger, family dissolution. and an entangling web of immigration and repatriation laws. Despite these dangers, Cuban ballplayers-boxed in by a complex combination of historical, political, and legal forces outside of their control-have no choice but to defect if they wish to play professionally in America. This Note argues that the prevailing system of Cuban defection clearly violates ...


Lucky: The Sequel, Martha Chamallas May 2005

Lucky: The Sequel, Martha Chamallas

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Working Paper Series

Lucky: The Sequel is a review essay based on Alice Sebold’s 1999 memoir Lucky in which Sebold describes her own rape as a college student, her experiences as a rape victim and her navigation of the legal system. Chamallas uses Sebold’s rape narrative to explore themes of particular interest to feminist legal scholars. She discusses the intersection of race and rape, the continuing controversy surrounding the categorization of rape as a crime of violence versus a sex crime and the usefulness of considering the social and cultural dimensions of the trauma of rape.


Law As Design: Objects, Concepts And Digital Things, Michael J. Madison Apr 2005

Law As Design: Objects, Concepts And Digital Things, Michael J. Madison

University of Pittsburgh School of Law Working Paper Series

This Article initiates an account of “things” in the law, including both conceptual things and material things. Human relationships matter to the design of law. Yet things matter too. To an increasing extent, and particularly via the advent of digital technology, those relationships are not only considered ex post by the law but are designed into things, ex ante, by their producers. This development has a number of important dimensions. Some are familiar, such as the reification of conceptual things as material things, so that computer software is treated as a good. Others are new, such as the characterization of ...


Transcending The Debate On Legal Narrative, George H. Taylor Apr 2005

Transcending The Debate On Legal Narrative, George H. Taylor

University of Pittsburgh School of Law Working Paper Series

Use of the narrative form in law and legal analysis remains controversial. Advocates such as Derrick Bell, Richard Delgado, and Kathryn Abrams have argued that narrative in law can elicit particular perspectives and experiences that are reduced or bleached away when incorporated into the formalisms of pure doctrinal studies. By contrast, critics such as Daniel Farber and Suzanna Sherry maintain that narratives can distort if they are not sufficiently based on empirical fact or reason. Narratives, they claim, must be evaluated on the basis of objective standards.

The Article transcends this divide. In particular, it argues that the valuable functions ...


Copyright Law, The Production Of Creative Works And Cultural Growth In Cyberspace , Alina Ng Apr 2005

Copyright Law, The Production Of Creative Works And Cultural Growth In Cyberspace , Alina Ng

ExpressO

The Internet has affected information flow in copyrighted content in a profound manner. Authors and artists are enabled through the Internet to assert greater control over the flow of information in their works as these new technologies offer new and different distribution channels for content. These new technologies also allow consumers to use content in ways, which had not been anticipated by the copyright industries. This paper presents that copyright law was developed for a specific purpose, which was to encourage learning and growth. As new technologies emerge and as content industries experience changes in information flow in copyrighted works ...


Copyright Law, The Production Of Creative Works And Cultural Growth In Cyberspace , Alina Ng Apr 2005

Copyright Law, The Production Of Creative Works And Cultural Growth In Cyberspace , Alina Ng

ExpressO

The Internet has affected information flow in copyrighted content in a profound manner. Authors and artists are enabled through the Internet to assert greater control over the flow of information in their works as these new technologies offer new and different distribution channels for content. These new technologies also allow consumers to use content in ways, which had not been anticipated by the copyright industries. This paper presents that copyright law was developed for a specific purpose, which was to encourage learning and growth. As new technologies emerge and as content industries experience changes in information flow in copyrighted works ...


The Game Of Pleasant Diversion: Can We Level The Playing Field For The Disabled Athlete And Maintain The National Pastime, In The Aftermath Of Pga Tour, Inc. V. Martin: An Empirical Study Of The Disabled Athlete, Donald H. Stone Apr 2005

The Game Of Pleasant Diversion: Can We Level The Playing Field For The Disabled Athlete And Maintain The National Pastime, In The Aftermath Of Pga Tour, Inc. V. Martin: An Empirical Study Of The Disabled Athlete, Donald H. Stone

All Faculty Scholarship

Kenny Walker, a deaf football player; Jim Abbott, a one-handed professional baseball player; Tom Dempsey, a physically disabled professional football kicker; Brad Doty, a paralyzed auto racer; and Nick Ackerman, a wrestler with amputated legs, have all competed at the highest level of sports. Persons with mental illness, individuals who are blind, and students with hearing impairments are seeking an opportunity to compete in fair competition with their non-disabled competitors. Can this occur in a fair, open, and just manner between competing athletes?

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the landmark civil rights act protecting an individual ...


Antitrust And Inefficient Joint Ventures: Why Sports Leagues Should Look More Like Mcdonald’S And Less Like The United Nations, Stephen F. Ross Mar 2005

Antitrust And Inefficient Joint Ventures: Why Sports Leagues Should Look More Like Mcdonald’S And Less Like The United Nations, Stephen F. Ross

ExpressO

Antitrust law generally favors joint ventures that allow separate firms to integrate economic functions while continuing to compete as independent entities. In evaluating the risks to competition that joint ventures could pose, insufficient attention has been paid to the risk that joint ventures with market power may be structured so that the parties, acting in their independent self-interest, will prevent the venture from providing innovative goods and services responsive to consumer demand. In these cases, it may be better if a single firm provided services rather than having them provided jointly.

We illustrate this problem by challenging the conventional wisdom ...


The Conscience Of The Queen: Lady Macbeth, Queen Elizabeth, And The Transparent Female Body In Jacobean England, Carla Spivack Mar 2005

The Conscience Of The Queen: Lady Macbeth, Queen Elizabeth, And The Transparent Female Body In Jacobean England, Carla Spivack

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


The Utility Of A Bright-Line Rule In Copyright Law: Freeing Judges From Aesthetic Controversy And Conceptual Separability In Leicester V. Warner Bros., John B. Fowles Mar 2005

The Utility Of A Bright-Line Rule In Copyright Law: Freeing Judges From Aesthetic Controversy And Conceptual Separability In Leicester V. Warner Bros., John B. Fowles

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


No Longer Just For Diamonds In The Rough, Andrew Kulpa Mar 2005

No Longer Just For Diamonds In The Rough, Andrew Kulpa

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


Law And Poetry, Edward J. Eberle Mar 2005

Law And Poetry, Edward J. Eberle

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


Problems Of Anti-Circumvention Rules In The Dmca & More Heterogeneous Solutions, Yijun Tian Mar 2005

Problems Of Anti-Circumvention Rules In The Dmca & More Heterogeneous Solutions, Yijun Tian

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.