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On 13 September 2018, the UK Government published its long-awaited Technical Notice on the potential implications of a no-deal Brexit for the UK television broadcasting industry, entitled ‘Broadcasting and video demand if there’s no Brexit deal’.
Author: Irwin A. Kishner
If you open the history books, you’ll see that nascent eSports leagues are not unlike the early Big Four North American leagues, which were volatile places where commercially viable teams were here one day, but gone the next. For example, when the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League merged to form the NBA in 1949, the league had 16 teams, but only eight of those were still around in 1955. Original NFL franchises also came and went in the 1920s, as the early league found its footing, and the NHL barely survived its first year, when one of its four teams (the Montreal Wanderers) disbanded after their arena burned down.
Authors: Irwin A. Kishner and Erica L. Markowitz
It takes a lot to pack New York’s 18,000-seat Madison Square Garden, which has hosted some of the greatest sports and entertainment events of all time. Last fall, the arena was sold out on two consecutive nights, but the fans weren’t cheering for the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, or Rangers’ captain Ryan McDonagh. Instead, they passionately followed the moves of “jungles,” “supports” and “top laners” from around the world, playing a video game called League of Legends.
In a highly anticipated decision on May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), a federal statute that prohibited gambling in all but four states.[i] In doing so, it paved the way for potentially hundreds of billions of dollars in wagers to move from underground and offshore sportsbooks to legalized, taxed establishments in the U.S.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP (New York, USA) attorneys Daniel A. Etna, Irwin A. Kishner, Barry Werbin, and Briana Rose Meginniss have authored a US Law & Practice chapter in the Sports Law 2018 Guide, published by Chambers. The ‘Law & Practice’ sections of the guide provide easily accessible information on navigating the legal system when conducting business in the jurisdiction. Leading lawyers are selected to explain local law and practice at key transactional stages and for crucial aspects of doing business.
The guide covers such topics as leagues, contract law principles, government regulation of labour and antitrust, direct governmental regulation of sports, intellectual property, agent issues, tort law, gender/racial discrimination, drug testing & conduct regulations, and college/amateur sports.