When the NCAA promised to explore rule changes related to name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) and subsequently released a working group report proposing an outline for legislation on the issue, many praised the passage of California’s Fair Pay to Play Act (“FPP”) as forcing the … [Read more...] about What If the NCAA Litigated State NIL Legislation?
College sports are in a state of upheaval. Recent legal outcomes and legislative maneuvers have continued to upset the control of the NCAA as pandemic-induced turmoil has thrown competition schedules completely out of whack. The state of college sports is in flux, and this is the … [Read more...] about The State of College Sports, Part 2: NIL and Alston
The Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law has published its 2020 Special Issue on Name, Image, and Likeness. Visit the Special Issue - NIL page to read the latest exciting scholarship on group licensing, sports regulatory schema, college athletes as influencers, and … [Read more...] about Our Special Issue Fall 2020: Name, Image, and Likeness is Now Online
In a victory for daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled last week that the names, likenesses, and statistical information of college athletes are newsworthy and may be used without players’ permission. A group of NCAA athletes … [Read more...] about Fantasy Sports Score in Indiana Supreme Court Battle over NCAA Access
In 2016, Take-Two, a video game company that is the creator of the NBA 2K series of video games, was sued by Solid Oak Sketches, a company who owns the copyright in several NBA players' tattoos. Solid Oak argued that the video game series, which seeks to simulate the NBA, … [Read more...] about Tattoos and Copyright, Take-Two