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Copyrightability Of Music Compilations And Playlists: Original And Creative Works Of Authorship?, Marc A. Fritzsche Jun 2016

Copyrightability Of Music Compilations And Playlists: Original And Creative Works Of Authorship?, Marc A. Fritzsche

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Music compilations and playlists have a common nucleus of an act of gathering songs and ordering them. Their selection and arrangement can be decisive of the success and therefore can be valuable. And here is where the legal issues about their ownership arise: Are music compilations and playlists protectable under the regime of Copyright Law? This article will discuss the legal and practical issues connected with that question. Thereby, it will consider the United States, Europe in general and also the United Kingdom and Germany in particular. The individual legal systems and statutes will be analyzed, as well as the ...


The Chicago Cubs From 1945: History’S Automatic Out, Harvey Gilmore Jun 2016

The Chicago Cubs From 1945: History’S Automatic Out, Harvey Gilmore

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Since 1945, many teams have made it to the World Series and have won. The New York Yankees, Philadelphia/Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals have won many. The Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and San Francisco Giants endured decades-long dry spells before they finally won the World Series. Even expansion teams like the New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals, and Florida Marlins have won multiple championships. Other expansion teams like the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers have been to the Fall Classic multiple times, although they did not win. Then we have the Chicago ...


Ncaa – An Overview Of Socioeconomic Status’S Impact On College Athletes, And The Regulations And Impact That Can Revolutionize The Amateurism World, Bryan Kelly Jun 2016

Ncaa – An Overview Of Socioeconomic Status’S Impact On College Athletes, And The Regulations And Impact That Can Revolutionize The Amateurism World, Bryan Kelly

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

This article will begin with a review of the rules and regulations concerning the likeness of athletes, and amateurism status used by the NCAA. It will also shed light on several key cases including: Oliver v. NCAA, Keller v. NCAA, and O’Bannon v. NCAA. After that, a discussion of how one’s socioeconomic status further illustrates that the ongoing problem with the current NCAA amateurism system. Finally, this paper will present suggestions for solving the current issues with the NCAA amateurism system, and provide different alternatives that the NCAA could take to revolutionize the world of amateurism, while remaining ...


Class Certification Issues: In Re: National Football League Concussion Injury Litigation, Jessica Leigh Hawley Jun 2016

Class Certification Issues: In Re: National Football League Concussion Injury Litigation, Jessica Leigh Hawley

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

This paper will discuss whether the prerequisites of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 23, were properly applied in the certification of the class in the NFL Concussion Injury Litigation, with an emphasis on typicality. Discussion will begin with the general rule of class actions and drafter’s intent when the rule was enacted. It will then discuss the major amendment to the rule and the purpose of the amendment with a focus on typicality, and clarify the standard for the typicality requirement with a discussion of the United States Supreme Court decision in Amchem v. Georgine. The discussion ...


Pwnd Or Owned? The Right Of Publicity And Identity Ownership In League Of Legends, Adam Levy Jun 2016

Pwnd Or Owned? The Right Of Publicity And Identity Ownership In League Of Legends, Adam Levy

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

E-sports is a new and growing form of entertainment, where gamers at the peak level of their skill compete for prestige and prizes. The contracts these athletes have are evident of a problem within the legal field of the right of publicity: there are few, if any, protections for individuals who want to license their right of publicity. The growth of E-sports has shown us the caveat emptor approach taken by courts does not adequately protect the licensee from having their privacy intruded upon. Adopting a set of standards for licensing the right of publicity would protect the privacy of ...


The Wrong Of Publicity, Albert Vetere Jun 2016

The Wrong Of Publicity, Albert Vetere

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

The right of publicity has been, since at least 1977, a recognized concept. It was used, much like the other areas of intellectual property law to protect what a person had worked hard to create, in this case the concept of themselves. Their creativity in making themselves known and in having an "act" was worth protecting. However, the right of publicity has drastically changed since its conception. What is has become in the past almost forty years is a strange amalgamation of concepts, protected by laws that were never meant to be used to protect it in the first place ...


The Celebrity Behind The Brand International Protection Of The Right Of Publicity, Eliana Torres Jun 2016

The Celebrity Behind The Brand International Protection Of The Right Of Publicity, Eliana Torres

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Part I of the article provides an overview of the right of publicity and its history. It presents the importance of this right, particularly for celebrities, and it focuses on the influence of the entertainment and sports industries in a global economy. Then, it analyzes the major differences in level of protection, scope and length, starting with the United States. Then it uses the standard in the United States and compares it with the protection offered in 22 selected jurisdictions based on a survey report by Kenyon & Kenyon titled Getting the Deal Through. Then, it addresses potential challenges to the ...


3d Printing And Healthcare: Will Laws, Lawyers, And Companies Stand In The Way Of Patient Care?, Evan R. Youngstrom Jun 2016

3d Printing And Healthcare: Will Laws, Lawyers, And Companies Stand In The Way Of Patient Care?, Evan R. Youngstrom

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Today, our society is on a precipice of significant advancement in healthcare because 3D printing will usher in the next generation of medicine. The next generation will be driven by customization, which will allow doctors to replace limbs and individualize drugs. However, the next generation will be without large pharmaceutical companies and their justifications for strong intellectual property rights. However, the current patent system (which is underpinned by a social tradeoff made from property incentives) is not flexible enough to cope with 3D printing’s rapid development. Very soon, the social tradeoff will no longer benefit society, so it must ...


True Criminal?: An Analysis And Discussion Of The Crimes Committed By Detective Rustin Cohle In Season One Of Hbo’S Mini-Series True Detective, Kevin J. Cimino Jun 2016

True Criminal?: An Analysis And Discussion Of The Crimes Committed By Detective Rustin Cohle In Season One Of Hbo’S Mini-Series True Detective, Kevin J. Cimino

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

The purpose of this Article is to identify and discuss the numerous laws that Cohle broke during the course of the eight episodes – each episode is discussed separately in Sections II through IX. Here, an extremely important point needs to be made – this Article is not intended to pinpoint exactly how many laws that Cohle would likely be convicted of violating; rather, as is the case generally in the legal profession, many of the actual offenses and charges would be subject to prosecutorial discretion and therefore reasonable minds may disagree with the exact charge. To the extent possible, this Article ...


“Finding The 'Public' In 'Public Disrepute” – Would The Cultural Defense Make A Difference In Celebrity And Sports Endorsement Contract Disputes? - The Case Of Michael Vick And Adrian Peterson, Toni Lester Jun 2016

“Finding The 'Public' In 'Public Disrepute” – Would The Cultural Defense Make A Difference In Celebrity And Sports Endorsement Contract Disputes? - The Case Of Michael Vick And Adrian Peterson, Toni Lester

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

This article will explore this issue by engaging in case studies of the Vick and Peterson scandals to see what would have happened had the two men taken their claims against Nike to court. Part One will discuss the cases in more depth and elaborate on how they might be viewed through the lens of cultural relativity theory and the cultural defense. Part Two will elaborate on what morals clauses are and the legal standards courts use to enforce them. In addition to examining the Mendenhall decision, several other court cases will be discussed, each of which places differing levels ...


Keynote Address: A Sure Bet? The Legal Status Of Daily Fantasy Sports, Marc Edelman Jun 2016

Keynote Address: A Sure Bet? The Legal Status Of Daily Fantasy Sports, Marc Edelman

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Today, I will provide an overview of the legal status of “daily fantasy sports” and explain why the legality—or illegality—of the industry is not a sure bet. I will begin by providing a brief background of the origins of fantasy sports, and then turn to the impact of technologies such as the Internet, and the legal status of these games under both federal and state laws. I will conclude by discussing the recent efforts to regulate “daily fantasy sports” through the courts and legislation