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Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law

2008

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From Medals To Morality: Sportive Nationalism And The Problem Of Doping In Sports, Dionne L. Koller Oct 2008

From Medals To Morality: Sportive Nationalism And The Problem Of Doping In Sports, Dionne L. Koller

All Faculty Scholarship

The conventional wisdom is that in the fight against doping, the government is in the best position to clean up sport and protect the integrity of competition. The premise underlying this assumption is that in the United States, sport is private, so that the government typically has no role in its regulation. It is now, advocates suggest, with the integrity of sport on the line, the government should move off the sidelines and take action. This essay challenges that premise by arguing that with respect to doping in sports the government has not merely been a sidelines observer, but was ...


Bringing Baseball To Israel, Kenneth Lasson Aug 2008

Bringing Baseball To Israel, Kenneth Lasson

All Faculty Scholarship

This brief article discusses little leagues in Israel, as well as individuals interested in baseball in that nation, especially those from the Maryland and Baltimore area. Mentioned is assistance sent to the little leagues by the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, and some of the memories of those involved of baseball in the United States, but who now reside in Israel.


Pushing Weight, André Douglas Pond Cummings Jun 2008

Pushing Weight, André Douglas Pond Cummings

Faculty Scholarship

The plight of the black athlete in United States professional and collegiate sports reflects a historical road burdened by strident discrimination, yielding assimilation and gleeful exploitation. As African American athletes began to be permitted to enter the lineups of storied professional sports clubs beginning in the 1950s, they did so only on the strict conditions placed upon them by the status quo white male dominated regime. Often the very terms of black athlete participation required a rigid commitment to - covering - racial identity and outright suppression of self. Once African American athletes burst onto the nation's consciousness in the forms ...


Congress & Sports Agents: A Legislative History Of The Sports Agent Responsibility And Trust Act, Edmund P. Edmonds, William H. Manz, Thomas J. Kettleson. Jan 2008

Congress & Sports Agents: A Legislative History Of The Sports Agent Responsibility And Trust Act, Edmund P. Edmonds, William H. Manz, Thomas J. Kettleson.

Writings

No abstract provided.


"J.J. Morrison" And His Right Of Publicity Lawsuit Against The Ncaa (National Collegiate Athletic Association), Ray Yasser, Sean Hanlon Jan 2008

"J.J. Morrison" And His Right Of Publicity Lawsuit Against The Ncaa (National Collegiate Athletic Association), Ray Yasser, Sean Hanlon

Articles, Chapters in Books and Other Contributions to Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Upon Further Review: Recognizing Procedural Due Process Rights For Suspended High School Athletes, Ray Yasser, Matthew Block Jan 2008

Upon Further Review: Recognizing Procedural Due Process Rights For Suspended High School Athletes, Ray Yasser, Matthew Block

Articles, Chapters in Books and Other Contributions to Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Warren Spahn's Legal Legacy: The Right To Be Free From False Praise, Ray Yasser Jan 2008

Warren Spahn's Legal Legacy: The Right To Be Free From False Praise, Ray Yasser

Articles, Chapters in Books and Other Contributions to Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Why Hollywood Does Not Require “Saving” From The Recordkeeping Requirements Imposed By 18 U.S.C. Section 2257, Ann Bartow Jan 2008

Why Hollywood Does Not Require “Saving” From The Recordkeeping Requirements Imposed By 18 U.S.C. Section 2257, Ann Bartow

Law Faculty Scholarship

Attorney Alan R. Levy recently published an article in The Yale Law Journal Pocket Part entitled "How 'Swingers' Might Save Hollywood from a Federal Pornography Statute." So eager was Levy to "save Hollywood" from having to keep records to verify that performers engaging in actual sexually explicit conduct are legally adults, that he grossly distorted the meaning and effect of 18 U.S.C. Section 2257. Ironically, while exaggerating the negative impact of Section 2257, he simultaneously underestimated the problematic nature of a different statutory provision potentially requiring record keeping for performers who engage in simulated sexual conduct. This essay ...


Copyright Law And Pornography: Reconsidering Incentives To Create And Distribute Pornography, Ann Bartow Jan 2008

Copyright Law And Pornography: Reconsidering Incentives To Create And Distribute Pornography, Ann Bartow

Law Faculty Scholarship

As it moved into the mainstream in the 1970s and early 1980s, pornography obtained copyright protections through judicial fiat, rather than as a result of legislative action. This essay explains how pornography came to be eligible for copyright protections, discusses the social and legal effects of this change, and raises questions about the propriety of according pornography the full benefits of copyright law without taking into account the harms that pornography production can inflict on subordinated or coerced "performers."


Pornography, Coercion, And Copyright Law 2.0, Ann Bartow Jan 2008

Pornography, Coercion, And Copyright Law 2.0, Ann Bartow

Law Faculty Scholarship

The lack of regulation of the production of pornography in the United States leaves pornography performers exposed to substantial risks. Producers of pornography typically respond to attempts to regulate pornography as infringements upon free speech. At the same time, large corporations involved in the production and sale of pornography rely on copyright law's complex regulatory framework to protect their pornographic content from copying and unauthorized distribution. Web 2.0 also facilitates the production and distribution of pornography by individuals. These user-generators produce their own pornography, often looking to monetize their productions themselves via advertising revenues and subscription models. Much ...


A Public At Risk: Personal Fitness Trainers Without A Standard Of Care, Margaret E. Ciccolella, J. Mark Van Ness, Tommy Boone Jan 2008

A Public At Risk: Personal Fitness Trainers Without A Standard Of Care, Margaret E. Ciccolella, J. Mark Van Ness, Tommy Boone

College of the Pacific Faculty Articles

In 2002, an overweight, sedentary, and middle-aged man suffered a heart attack during his first workout with his “certified” personal trainer. During the workout, the man repeatedly asked to stop because he was experiencing fatigue, heat, thirst, breathlessness, and chest pain. The trainer responded to requests to stop and complaints of fatigue by questioning his client’s masculinity and by continuing the workout. In the lawsuit that followed (Rostai v. Neste Enterprises, 2006), the court did not have the option to consider a statutorily defined standard of care since no licensing requirements existed for those who design and/or lead ...


There Will Be Blame: Misfortune And Injustice In The Sweet Hereafter, 5 U. Denv. Sports & Ent. L.J. 19 (2008), Timothy P. O'Neill Jan 2008

There Will Be Blame: Misfortune And Injustice In The Sweet Hereafter, 5 U. Denv. Sports & Ent. L.J. 19 (2008), Timothy P. O'Neill

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Heart Of The Game: Putting Race And Educational Equity At The Center Of Title Ix, Verna L. Williams Jan 2008

The Heart Of The Game: Putting Race And Educational Equity At The Center Of Title Ix, Verna L. Williams

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

This article examines how race and educational equity issues shape women's sports experiences.


How The United States Government Sacrifices Athletes' Constitutional Rights In The Pursuit Of National Prestige, Dionne L. Koller Jan 2008

How The United States Government Sacrifices Athletes' Constitutional Rights In The Pursuit Of National Prestige, Dionne L. Koller

All Faculty Scholarship

This Article is about the United States Government trading off athletes' constitutional rights in the pursuit of national prestige through sport. The Olympic Movement has for decades provided an incentive for governments of all ideologies to use elite athletes to enhance national prestige or demonstrate national supremacy. This phenomenon is commonly known as "sportive nationalism." Unlike countries such as the former East Germany and Soviet Union, the United States Government has not readily acknowledged its own practice of sportive nationalism, preferring instead to assert that Olympic Movement sport in the United States is a private endeavor. This Article, however, demonstrates ...


Are We All Dopes? A Behavioral Law & Economics Approach To Legal Regulation Of Doping In Sports, Shawn Crincoli Jan 2008

Are We All Dopes? A Behavioral Law & Economics Approach To Legal Regulation Of Doping In Sports, Shawn Crincoli

Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Frozen In Time: The State Action Doctrine's Application To Amateur Sports, Dionne L. Koller Jan 2008

Frozen In Time: The State Action Doctrine's Application To Amateur Sports, Dionne L. Koller

All Faculty Scholarship

The state action doctrine has as its central goal the preservation of liberty by limiting the intrusion of the government into the "private" sphere. It achieves this by applying the Constitution only to government, and not private, action. Traditionally, amateur sports regulators such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) have been viewed by courts as private. As a result, this article explains that courts generally give great deference to amateur sports organizations such as the NCAA and USOC to regulate sports with little judicial interference, including in the area of constitutional litigation ...


Scuba Diving Buddies: Rights, Obligations, And Liabilities, Phyllis G. Coleman Jan 2008

Scuba Diving Buddies: Rights, Obligations, And Liabilities, Phyllis G. Coleman

Faculty Scholarship

A common misconception is that scuba diving is dangerous; the reality is that divers are more likely to be hurt in their cars driving to the dive site than in an underwater accident. Arguably one reason the sport is so safe is the widespread, and often mandatory, use of the buddy system.

A buddy expects his partner to perform a variety of tasks, which include assisting during an emergency. However, a glaring omission in the legal literature is the important issue of what happens when a diver's failure to act results in his buddy's death or serious injuries ...


The Quest For Number One In College Football: The Revised Bowl Championship Series, Antitrust, And The Winner Take All Syndrome, C. Paul Rogers Iii Jan 2008

The Quest For Number One In College Football: The Revised Bowl Championship Series, Antitrust, And The Winner Take All Syndrome, C. Paul Rogers Iii

Faculty Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Beyond the varying opinions and critiques of the BCS, a more fundamental issue regarding the system is whether it is legal. Specifically, does it violate the antitrust laws? This is not a specious question. The Senate Judiciary Committee conducted hearings on the legality of the BCS in October 2003, and the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection conducted similar hearings in December 2005. Another important aspect of the BCS is its prominent place as a visual symptom of America's winner-take-all society. Is extreme competition, where everyone strives to be the best but very few actually achieve that ...


The Heart Of The Game: Putting Race And Educational Equity At The Center Of Title Ix, Deborah L. Brake, Verna L. Williams Jan 2008

The Heart Of The Game: Putting Race And Educational Equity At The Center Of Title Ix, Deborah L. Brake, Verna L. Williams

Articles

This article examines how race and educational equity issues shape women's sports experiences, building upon the narrative of Darnellia Russell, a high school basketball player profiled in the documentary The Heart of the Game. Darnellia is a star player who, because of an unintended pregnancy, has to fight to play the game she loves.

This girl's story provides a unique and underutilized lens through which to examine gender and athletics, as well as evaluate the legal framework for gender equality in sport. In focusing on this narrative, we seek to give voice to black female athletes and to ...


The Invisible Pregnant Athlete And The Promise Of Title Ix, Deborah Brake Jan 2008

The Invisible Pregnant Athlete And The Promise Of Title Ix, Deborah Brake

Articles

The question of how law should respond to women who become pregnant, and whether to specially accommodate pregnancy or analogize it to other conditions, features prominently in virtually every area of sex equality law. In debates over women's equality in the workplace, for example, it has been the defining issue for the development of and debate over various models of equality in feminist legal theory. Until recently, however, the issue has been all but absent in debates and discussion about Title IX and its promise of sex equality in sports. This changed suddenly in 2007, when ESPN televised a ...


Separating The Sony Sheep From The Grokster Goats: Reckoning The Future Business Plans Of Copyright-Dependent Technology Entrepreneurs, Jane C. Ginsburg Jan 2008

Separating The Sony Sheep From The Grokster Goats: Reckoning The Future Business Plans Of Copyright-Dependent Technology Entrepreneurs, Jane C. Ginsburg

Faculty Scholarship

U.S. and many other national copyright systems have by statute or caselaw (or both) established rules engaging or excusing liability for facilitating (or, in commonwealth countries, "authorizing") copyright infringement. Taken as a group, they share a goal of insulating the innovator whose technology happens, but was not intended, to enable its adopters to make unlawful copies or communications of protected works. The more infringement becomes integrated into the innovator's business plan, however, the less likely the entrepreneur is to persuade a court of the neutrality of its venture. The US Supreme Court's 2005 decision in MGM v ...


Recent Developments In Us Copyright Law – Part Ii, Caselaw: Exclusive Rights On The Ebb?, Jane C. Ginsburg Jan 2008

Recent Developments In Us Copyright Law – Part Ii, Caselaw: Exclusive Rights On The Ebb?, Jane C. Ginsburg

Faculty Scholarship

The 1976 Act announces broad exclusive rights, offset by a myriad of specific exemptions, and one wide exception for "fair use." In words and intent, the exclusive rights are capacious, but new technologies may have caused some of the general phrases to become more constraining than might have been expected from a text whose drafters took pains to make forward-looking. Thus, the scope of the reproduction right turns on the meaning of "copy;" the reach of the distribution right on "distribute copies" and "transfer of ownership;" the range of the public performance right on "public" and "perform." Entrepreneurs and users ...