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Musical Copyright Infringement: The Replacement Of Arnstein V. Porter - A More Comprehensive Use Of Expert Testimony And The Implementation Of An "Actual Audience" Test , Michelle V. Francis Nov 2012

Musical Copyright Infringement: The Replacement Of Arnstein V. Porter - A More Comprehensive Use Of Expert Testimony And The Implementation Of An "Actual Audience" Test , Michelle V. Francis

Pepperdine Law Review

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Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels And The Webcasting Controversy: The Antithesis Of Good Alternative Dispute Resolution, Jeremy Delibero Mar 2012

Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels And The Webcasting Controversy: The Antithesis Of Good Alternative Dispute Resolution, Jeremy Delibero

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Music is becoming increasingly synonymous with big business and corporate influence. The advent of Internet radio and streaming webcasts are simply one example of this shift. Organizations such as the Radio Industry Association of America ("RIAA") have discovered a new way to receive royalties from the performance of musical works, and have fought vigorously to obtain favorable rates to achieve the maximum profit. On the other hand, small webcasters have fought equally hard to avoid these large rates. Although arguments for each side are equally persuasive, neither is persuasive enough to force a compromise. In attempting to solve these disputes ...


The Future Of Sports Dispute Resolution, Michael Lenard Feb 2012

The Future Of Sports Dispute Resolution, Michael Lenard

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Michael Lenard, a member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), provides his outlook on where sports dispute resolution is headed.


From The Trenches: The Landscape Of Sports Dispute Resolution And Athlete Representation, John Ruger Feb 2012

From The Trenches: The Landscape Of Sports Dispute Resolution And Athlete Representation, John Ruger

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

The Act that gave the Olympic Committee its authority is the Ted Steven's Olympic and Amateur Sports Act. It was first passed in 1978 under the tutelage of Senator Stevens of Alaska. It was updated in 1998, and in the update there was a passage added regarding the creation of the position of athlete ombudsman. One of the primary authors of that actual language is Mr. Benz, who was, at the time, at the USOC. President Clinton signed the bill into law in October 1998 with a funding bill. I am the only one to have ever held this ...


Common Issues In International Sports Arbitration, Jeffrey Benz Feb 2012

Common Issues In International Sports Arbitration, Jeffrey Benz

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Jeffrey Benz discusses his experience as a Court of Arbtration for Sport (CAS) Arbitrator and former US Olympic Committee General Counsel.


The Beijing Summer Olympic Games: Decisions From The Cas And Ioc, Richard H. Mclaren, Geoff Cowper-Smith Feb 2012

The Beijing Summer Olympic Games: Decisions From The Cas And Ioc, Richard H. Mclaren, Geoff Cowper-Smith

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article reviews the Beijing Olympic Games cases heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Appeal Division before and after the Olympic Games and the Ad-hoc Division (AHD) in Beijing, together with pertinent IOC Executive Board doping and disciplinary decisions. The discussion is in chronological order dealing first with Olympic-related cases that were heard by the ordinary and appeal divisions in Lausanne prior to the AHD taking jurisdiction of Olympic matters. Those cases are followed by appeals heard by the appeal division while the AHD took jurisdiction over Olympic matters in Beijing. A discussion of the decisions made ...


Lessons From Usada V. Jenkins: You Can't Win When You Beat A Monopoly , Michael S. Straubel Feb 2012

Lessons From Usada V. Jenkins: You Can't Win When You Beat A Monopoly , Michael S. Straubel

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

According to the reporters who wanted to speak with LaTasha Jenkins, she was the first athlete in the seven-year history of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to win and clear herself of doping charges. USADA's record was now thirty-seven and one. Remarkably, the flawless record was beaten by a group of third year law students and their professor. But LaTasha did not want to speak with the reporters. To LaTasha, she had not won. She had been dragged through the mud, her career had been ended, and she was emotionally exhausted. Talking to reporters would only remind her ...


Judicial Review Of Olympic And International Sports Arbitration Awards: Trends And Observations , Matthew J. Mitten Feb 2012

Judicial Review Of Olympic And International Sports Arbitration Awards: Trends And Observations , Matthew J. Mitten

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article provides an overview of the nature and scope of judicial review of Olympic and international sports arbitration awards, primarily those rendered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (based in Lausanne, Switzerland) and their review by the Swiss Federal Tribunal pursuant to the Swiss Federal Code on Private International Law. It also describes and compares U.S. courts' review of international sports arbitration awards pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards as well as domestic sports arbitration awards. Both Swiss and U.S. courts are permitting CAS arbitration awards to ...


Doping Control, Mandatory Arbitration, And Process Dangers For Accused Athletes In International Sports , Maureen A. Weston Feb 2012

Doping Control, Mandatory Arbitration, And Process Dangers For Accused Athletes In International Sports , Maureen A. Weston

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Athletes in a professional sports league in the United States are members of players unions, which assist their athletes in obtaining representation when they are involved in dispute resolution proceedings associated with disciplinary actions. However, individual athletes who participate in international competitions do not enjoy the same benefits. When these athletes are required to submit to mandatory drug testing, with attendant potential criminal liability, and to mandatory arbitration, they should be provided meaningful access to competent legal representation when their athletic careers are in jeopardy. This article considers the legal framework, process, and recourse for athletes in international competition to ...


Foreword, Carey J. Prill Feb 2012

Foreword, Carey J. Prill

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

The Symposium entitled Arbitrating Sports: Reflections on USADA/Landis, the Olympic Games, and the Future of International Sports Dispute Resolution was held at Pepperdine University School of Law on February 27, 2009, under the joint sponsorship of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal. It brought together a distinguished panel of speakers, comprised of arbitrators, lawyers, scholars, and members of the press. This special symposium issue of the Journal is comprised of several papers and lectures presented at the event, which reflect important issues in sports arbitration.