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The Challenges Of Implementing A Governing Body For Regulating Esports, Jacqueline Martinelli May 2019

The Challenges Of Implementing A Governing Body For Regulating Esports, Jacqueline Martinelli

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

This paper will discuss the recent growth in the esports industry and the challenges in developing a single regulatory model. Currently, there are multiple organizations that claim to govern the esports industry, but they all cover different areas of the sport which causes them to lack cohesion. These organizations lack the enforcement mechanism needed to back up the regulations that they propose. This creates a legitimacy issue at the same time that concerns over corruption continue to grow. These considerations make clear that there needs to be a single regulatory body to oversee the esports industry to preserve the legitimacy ...


The Sample Solution: How Blockchain Technology Can Clarify A Divided Copyright Doctrine On Music Sampling, Angelo Massagli Dec 2018

The Sample Solution: How Blockchain Technology Can Clarify A Divided Copyright Doctrine On Music Sampling, Angelo Massagli

University of Miami Business Law Review

This article will examine how blockchain technology can clarify the complex and inconsistent judicial approach to the copyright doctrine regarding music sampling. As it stands today, circuit courts are divided over how to handle copyright infringement stemming from unlicensed music sampling. The first approach is simple: if you want to sample, get a license. The second approach is more lenient and applies a de minimis standard that forces courts to make fact sensitive, case–by–case decisions regarding whether or not the sample of the original work is sufficient enough to be defined as an infringement. The reason for this ...


The Rearden Problem: Defining Ownership In A Changing Landscape, Jake Altobello Dec 2018

The Rearden Problem: Defining Ownership In A Changing Landscape, Jake Altobello

University of Miami Business Law Review

This paper will address the problem that is currently being confronted by the Walt Disney World Company; who owns the creative works made from software stolen from the original creator? Furthermore, does the court’s application of the “lion’s share” theory effectively further the Constitution’s intent to promote the growth of arts and sciences? By looking at the historical progression of intellectual property law and the holdings of key cases in copyright law, this paper will distill into a summary of key concerns the jurisprudence regarding associating property rights in intellectual property. By narrowing the key considerations of ...


“Wake Up, Mr. West!”: Distinguishing Albums And Compilations For Statutory Damages In Copyright Within A Streaming–Centric Music Economy, Tyler Laurence May 2018

“Wake Up, Mr. West!”: Distinguishing Albums And Compilations For Statutory Damages In Copyright Within A Streaming–Centric Music Economy, Tyler Laurence

University of Miami Business Law Review

The concept of the music album has been a vital cornerstone of the recorded music industry since its adoption in the form of the long–play vinyl record in 1948. For over sixty years, the ability for artists to package a cohesive collection of performances has remained of paramount priority and an art within itself, notwithstanding the flurry of technological innovations that have altered the album’s size, shape, length, and interactivity. These collections of songs have even withstood the so–called “era of unbundilization,” as digital music services declared a new piecemeal distribution standard of albums through the turn ...


Deflategate Pumped Up: Analyzing The Second Circuit’S Decision And The Nfl Commissioner’S Authority, Josh Mandel Apr 2018

Deflategate Pumped Up: Analyzing The Second Circuit’S Decision And The Nfl Commissioner’S Authority, Josh Mandel

University of Miami Law Review

Deflategate was one of the most controversial scandals in NFL history, and while many became fascinated due to their love of football, Deflategate was ultimately rooted in law. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Tom Brady, the legendary quarterback for the New England Patriots, for four games for engaging in “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the game of professional football.” More specifically, Goodell suspended Brady because he was generally aware of Patriots staff deflating footballs prior to the 2015 AFC Championship game, and because he failed to cooperate with the investigation into the deflated footballs.

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Exclusive Groove: How Modern Substantial Similarity Law Invites Attenuated Infringement Claims At The Expense Of Innovation And Sustainability In The Music Industry, Mark Kuivila Nov 2016

Exclusive Groove: How Modern Substantial Similarity Law Invites Attenuated Infringement Claims At The Expense Of Innovation And Sustainability In The Music Industry, Mark Kuivila

University of Miami Law Review

As of 2015, the American entertainment market was worth about $600 billion, and it is projected to substantially exceed that figure in coming years. The global entertainment industry is worth about $2 trillion, meaning the U.S. is responsible for over a quarter of total global entertainment revenue. These statistics illustrate the staggering impact of the American entertainment industry on the global markets for film, television, and music. The American music industry is particularly dominant in its global market, earning half of world-wide sync revenues and accounting for nearly a third of all global music revenue. Entertainment is clearly the ...


United States-Cuba Normalized Relations And The Mlb Influence: The Baseball Coalition Committee, Aaron Klein, Jake E. Marcus Aug 2016

United States-Cuba Normalized Relations And The Mlb Influence: The Baseball Coalition Committee, Aaron Klein, Jake E. Marcus

University of Miami Inter-American Law Review

This note explores the past, present, and future of the path for Cuban baseball players into MLB. Specifically, this note will explore the late-2014 agreement between the United States and Cuba to normalize relations and its anticipated impact on MLB. Part I provides an extensive historical context of the relationship between the two countries with a focus on the effect that baseball has had on the relationship. Part II draws attention to MLB’s current policies and the resulting hardships faced by Cuban baseball players embark on the journey from Serie Nacional to MLB. Part III concentrates on the legal ...


Isis’S Get Rich Quick Scheme: Sell The World’S Cultural Heritage On The Black Market—Purchasers Of Isis-Looted Syrian Artifacts Are Not Criminally Liable Under The Nspa And The Mcclain Doctrine In The Eleventh Circuit, Lindsey Lazopoulos Friedman Aug 2016

Isis’S Get Rich Quick Scheme: Sell The World’S Cultural Heritage On The Black Market—Purchasers Of Isis-Looted Syrian Artifacts Are Not Criminally Liable Under The Nspa And The Mcclain Doctrine In The Eleventh Circuit, Lindsey Lazopoulos Friedman

University of Miami Law Review

This article explores how an individual importing a looted artifact may face prosecution and liability in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. The article begins with a background section that provides additional information about the history of ISIS and ISIS’s current plundering scheme. The background section also provides the legal framework and historical treatment of looted art and stolen artifacts. In particular, this section explains the Eleventh Circuit doctrine on this issue, the McClain doctrine. The McClain doctrine applies the National Stolen Property Act (“NSPA”) to foreign found-in-the-ground claims. Supporters of the doctrine argue that it helps “prevent looting internationally without ...


Confronting Nonconsensual Pornography With Federal Criminalization And A “Notice-And-Takedown” Provision, Dalisi Otero Feb 2016

Confronting Nonconsensual Pornography With Federal Criminalization And A “Notice-And-Takedown” Provision, Dalisi Otero

University of Miami Law Review

The issue of nonconsensual pornography has recently been brought into the limelight because of events like the online postings of celebrities’ intimate photos. Non-celebrities, however, have been victimized in this way since long before the recent hackings, and their lives are also changed in the worst possible way. The harms that result from the unconsented-to distribution of an individual’s intimate photos and videos are severe and oftentimes long-lasting. This Comment suggests that an alternative proposal to help nonconsensual pornography victims regain their reputations, their privacy, and their lives, is to federally criminalize the nonconsensual distribution of a person’s ...


Pensions Or Paintings? The Detroit Institute Of Arts From Bankruptcy To Grand Bargain, Maureen B. Collins Jan 2016

Pensions Or Paintings? The Detroit Institute Of Arts From Bankruptcy To Grand Bargain, Maureen B. Collins

University of Miami Business Law Review

This article examines the issues faced by the City of Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Arts when Detroit filed for municipal bankruptcy. Creditors called for the sale of the highly esteemed DIA art collection to pay outstanding municipal pension obligations. The DIA and the Michigan Attorney General viewed the collection not as an asset, but as a charitable public trust. Simply put, the City faced the question of what mattered most – pensions or paintings? Along the way, the parties and courts struggled with valuation of the art collection, a history of judicial decisions and lawmaking regarding charitable trusts with ...


Molly And The Crack House Statute: Vulnerabilities Of A Recuperating Music Industry, Jacob A. Epstein Oct 2014

Molly And The Crack House Statute: Vulnerabilities Of A Recuperating Music Industry, Jacob A. Epstein

University of Miami Business Law Review

The normalcy of “club drug” use in today’s live music culture makes concert promoters and venue managers particularly vulnerable to prosecution under the “crack-house statute,” 21 U.S.C. § 856. Section 856(a)(2) makes it illegal for a promoter or venue manager to “manage any place . . . and knowingly and intentionally . . . profit from, or make available for use . . . the place for the purpose of unlawfully manufacturing, storing, distributing, or using a controlled substance.” In United States v. Tebeau, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that third parties could satisfy the statute’s “intent” requirement. This Note examines the ...


Throwing The Red Flag: Why The Nfl Should Challenge The Ruling On The Field That Player Decertification Lowers The Antitrust Shield, Alexandra Hayes Jul 2014

Throwing The Red Flag: Why The Nfl Should Challenge The Ruling On The Field That Player Decertification Lowers The Antitrust Shield, Alexandra Hayes

University of Miami Business Law Review

No abstract provided.


Breaking Bad: An Examination Of The Ncaa's Investigation Practices Over The Last Forty Years, Ryan Appel Jul 2014

Breaking Bad: An Examination Of The Ncaa's Investigation Practices Over The Last Forty Years, Ryan Appel

University of Miami Business Law Review

No abstract provided.


"Smut And Nothing But": The Fcc, Indecency, And Regulatory Transformations In The Shadows, Lili Levi Jan 2013

"Smut And Nothing But": The Fcc, Indecency, And Regulatory Transformations In The Shadows, Lili Levi

Articles

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Social Media And The Press, Lili Levi Jan 2012

Social Media And The Press, Lili Levi

Articles

The Internet and social media are transforming news as we knew it, yet the precise consequences of these changes are not yet clear. Journalists now rely on Twitter, crowdsourcing is available through social media, facts and stories are googled, traditional print newspapers have websites and reporter blogs, "open newsrooms" invite community participation in the editorial process itself, video from citizen journalists is commonly used in mainstream media storytelling, bloggers consider themselves journalists, and media consolidation marries entities like AOL and the Huffington Post. In turn, changes in the news-access practices of readers are increasingly influencing the length, breadth, and subjects ...


Indecency, A La Carte, And The Fcc's Approval Of The Sirius Xm Satellite Radio Merger: How The Fcc Indirectly Regulated Indecent Content On Satellite Radio At The Expense Of The "Public Interest", Elizabeth A. Pike Jul 2011

Indecency, A La Carte, And The Fcc's Approval Of The Sirius Xm Satellite Radio Merger: How The Fcc Indirectly Regulated Indecent Content On Satellite Radio At The Expense Of The "Public Interest", Elizabeth A. Pike

University of Miami Business Law Review

No abstract provided.


Museums And Self-Regulation: Assessing The Impact Of Newly Promulgated Guidelines On The Litigation Of Cultural Property, Rachel Dubin Jan 2010

Museums And Self-Regulation: Assessing The Impact Of Newly Promulgated Guidelines On The Litigation Of Cultural Property, Rachel Dubin

University of Miami Business Law Review

No abstract provided.


Mixed Signals: How Mixtapes Have Blurred The Changing Legal Landscape In The Music Industry, Meredith L. Schantz Jul 2009

Mixed Signals: How Mixtapes Have Blurred The Changing Legal Landscape In The Music Industry, Meredith L. Schantz

University of Miami Business Law Review

No abstract provided.


Just A Concern For Good Manners: The Second Circuit Strikes Down The Fcc's Broadcast Indecency Regime, Michael Strocko Oct 2008

Just A Concern For Good Manners: The Second Circuit Strikes Down The Fcc's Broadcast Indecency Regime, Michael Strocko

University of Miami Business Law Review

No abstract provided.


Changing Channels And Bridging Divides: The Failure And Redemption Of American Broadcast Television Regulation, Anthony E. Varona Jan 2004

Changing Channels And Bridging Divides: The Failure And Redemption Of American Broadcast Television Regulation, Anthony E. Varona

Articles

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"Give The Drummer Some!" On The Need For Enhanced Protection Of Drum Beats, David S. Bloch Jul 1997

"Give The Drummer Some!" On The Need For Enhanced Protection Of Drum Beats, David S. Bloch

University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Prefatory Matter And Table Of Contents Jul 1997

Prefatory Matter And Table Of Contents

University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Reform From A Student-Athlete's Perspective: A Move Towards Inclusion*, Jay Jordan Jul 1997

Reform From A Student-Athlete's Perspective: A Move Towards Inclusion*, Jay Jordan

University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Sports Chamber: Exculpatory Agreements Under Pressure, Mario R. Arango, William R. Trueba Jr. Jul 1997

The Sports Chamber: Exculpatory Agreements Under Pressure, Mario R. Arango, William R. Trueba Jr.

University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Cart 54, Where Are You? The Liability Of Golf Course Operators For Golf Cart Injuries, Michael Flynn Jul 1997

Cart 54, Where Are You? The Liability Of Golf Course Operators For Golf Cart Injuries, Michael Flynn

University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Digital Sampling And Copyright Law In A Social Context: No More Colorblindness!!, Neela Kartha Jul 1997

Digital Sampling And Copyright Law In A Social Context: No More Colorblindness!!, Neela Kartha

University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


"Family Advisor": The Trend For Athletes With Family Values, Joseph A. Kohm, Lynne Marie Kohm Jul 1997

"Family Advisor": The Trend For Athletes With Family Values, Joseph A. Kohm, Lynne Marie Kohm

University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Title Ix And Intercollegiate Athletics--The First Circuit Holds Brown University Not In Compliance, Sue Ann Mota Jul 1997

Title Ix And Intercollegiate Athletics--The First Circuit Holds Brown University Not In Compliance, Sue Ann Mota

University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Masthead Jul 1997

Masthead

University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review

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"Image As Everything"... But Not When It Comes To A Right Of Publicity Infringement*, Holly Levinson Jul 1997

"Image As Everything"... But Not When It Comes To A Right Of Publicity Infringement*, Holly Levinson

University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.