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A Brave Attempt: Can The National Collegiate Athletic Association Sanction Colleges And Universities With Native American Mascots?, Kenneth B. Franklin Oct 2016

A Brave Attempt: Can The National Collegiate Athletic Association Sanction Colleges And Universities With Native American Mascots?, Kenneth B. Franklin

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


Sports And The Law: Text, Cases, And Problems, 5th, Stephen Ross, Paul Weiler, Gary Roberts, Roger Abrams Jan 2016

Sports And The Law: Text, Cases, And Problems, 5th, Stephen Ross, Paul Weiler, Gary Roberts, Roger Abrams

Stephen F Ross

This casebook introduces students to the fundamentals of labor, antitrust, and intellectual property law as applied in the professional and amateur sporting industries. It covers the unique office of the league commissioner and special concerns with the “best interests of sports”; the contract, antitrust, and labor law dimensions of the player-labor market; the peculiar institution of the player agent in a unionized industry; the economic and legal implications of agreements among league owners and responses to rival leagues; the system of commercialized college athletics governed by the NCAA and how law impacts individual sports like golf, tennis and boxing; as ...


Game Over For First Sale, Stephen J. Mcintyre Mar 2013

Game Over For First Sale, Stephen J. Mcintyre

Stephen J McIntyre

Video game companies have long considered secondhand game retailers a threat to their bottom lines. With the next generation of gaming consoles on the horizon, some companies are experimenting with technological tools to discourage and even prevent gamers from buying and selling used games. Most significantly, a recent patent application describes a system for suppressing secondhand sales by permanently identifying game discs with a single video game console. This technology flies in the face of copyright law’s “first sale” doctrine, which gives lawful purchasers the right to sell, lease, and lend DVDs, CDs, and other media. This Article answers ...


Beyond Microsoft: Intellectual Property, Peer Production And The Law’S Concern With Market Dominance., Daryl Lim Jul 2012

Beyond Microsoft: Intellectual Property, Peer Production And The Law’S Concern With Market Dominance., Daryl Lim

Daryl Lim

No abstract provided.


American Needle’S Progeny? Tennis And Antitrust, Ryan M. Rodenberg, Daniel Hauptman Apr 2012

American Needle’S Progeny? Tennis And Antitrust, Ryan M. Rodenberg, Daniel Hauptman

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Decided in the shadow of the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 2010 decision in American Needle v. NFL, Ryan M. Rodenberg and Daniel Hauptman analyze Deutscher Tennis Bund v. ATP World Tour (hereinafter DTB v. ATP) and aim to explain its implications for individual sports (e.g. tennis and golf) and sport governance generally. Treatment is afforded to both the District Court’s jury verdict and the Third Circuit’s appellate decision in DTB v. ATP. Despite being the first federal appellate sports antitrust decision rendered following American Needle, this article concludes that DTB v. ATP should not be ...


Competition Law And Sector Regulation In The European Energy Market After The Third Energy Package: Hierarchy And Efficiency, Michael Diathesopoulos Apr 2011

Competition Law And Sector Regulation In The European Energy Market After The Third Energy Package: Hierarchy And Efficiency, Michael Diathesopoulos

Michael Diathesopoulos

The aim of this research is to provide the basic parameters for a model for the definition of the relation between the general competition and sector specific frameworks and rules regarding the regulation of the Internal Energy Market, especially after the Third Energy Package. The research considers the recent sector specific framework in relation to a series of recent competition law cases of the Energy Market where structural remedies were applied under the commitments procedure. Essential facilities doctrine and generally competition law tools do not seem to provide a suitable framework for effectively addressing the dynamic competition concept, treating the ...


Creation Without Restraint: Promoting Liberty And Rivalry In Innovation, Christina Bohannan, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Jan 2011

Creation Without Restraint: Promoting Liberty And Rivalry In Innovation, Christina Bohannan, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This document contains the table of contents, introduction, and a brief description of Christina Bohannan & Herbert Hovenkamp, Creation without Restraint: Promoting Liberty and Rivalry in Innovation (Oxford 2011).

Promoting rivalry in innovation requires a fusion of legal policies drawn from patent, copyright, and antitrust law, as well as economics and other disciplines. Creation Without Restraint looks first at the relationship between markets and innovation, noting that innovation occurs most in moderately competitive markets and that small actors are more likely to be truly creative innovators. Then we examine the problem of connected and complementary relationships, a dominant feature of high technology markets. Interconnection requirements, technological compatibility requirements, standard setting, and the relationship between durable products and aftermarkets all involve interconnection, or “tying.” Some see tying as inherently anticompetitive, while others view it as unexceptionally benign. In fact, bundling products or technologies is essential in high technology markets and most of it is socially beneficial, but possibilities of abuse nevertheless remain.

Identifying good substantive legal rules for facilitating innovation is often very difficult. Two generations ago antitrust law addressed problems of complexity by shifting the focus to harm. The courts reasoned that they could often avoid unmanageable substantive doctrine by considering whether the plaintiff had suffered the appropriate kind of injury. Plaintiffs who are injured by more rather than less competition should be denied a remedy. In the case of patent and copyright law, the appropriate question is whether an infringer’s conduct served to undermine the right holder’s incentive to innovate, with incentives measured from before the innovation occurred. Some IP infringements do no harm to the incentive to innovate; others actually make the right more rather than less valuable. In these situations relief should be denied.

Patent and copyright law are both in crisis today – major problems include overissuance, overly broad and ambiguously defined protections, and rules that permit both patentees and copyright holders to make broad claims on unforeseen innovations. The result has been that many patents are valueless, while others have very considerable value precisely because they enclose ideas or technologies that rightfully belong in the public domain. Patent law could be ...


American Needle And The Boundaries Of The Firm In Antitrust Law, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Aug 2010

American Needle And The Boundaries Of The Firm In Antitrust Law, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In American Needle the Supreme Court unanimously held that for the practice at issue the NFL should be treated as a “combination” of its teams rather than a single entity. However, the arrangement must be assessed under the rule of reason. The opinion, written by Justice Stevens, was almost certainly his last opinion for the Court in an antitrust case; Justice Stevens had been a dissenter in the Supreme Court’s Copperweld decision 25 years earlier, which held that a parent corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary constituted a single “firm” for antitrust purposes. The Sherman Act speaks to this ...


From Energy Sector Inquiry To Recent Antitrust Decisions In European Energy Markets: Competition Law As A Means To Implement Energy Sector Regulation In Eu, Michael Diathesopoulos Jul 2010

From Energy Sector Inquiry To Recent Antitrust Decisions In European Energy Markets: Competition Law As A Means To Implement Energy Sector Regulation In Eu, Michael Diathesopoulos

Michael Diathesopoulos

This paper presents the conceptual path followed by European Union, European Commission and European Competition Network, after the Energy Sector Inquiry (2007) towards the realisation of the objective of an Energy Internal Market, fully functional and open to competition. Firstly, we examine the findings of Sector Inquiry and then we describe how the Third Energy Package - that followed - tried to address the issues highlighted by the Inquiry and how Third Energy Package introduces a promising but complex system, in order to develop sector rules. Following the above, we proceed to a brief but close examination of 10 recent -during or ...


American Needle: The Sherman Act, Conspiracy, And Exclusion, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Jun 2010

American Needle: The Sherman Act, Conspiracy, And Exclusion, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This essay, part of a colloquium in the CPI Antitrust Journal, explores the meaning and significance of the Supreme Court’s decision in American Needle v. NFL. The Supreme Court held that for purposes of the dispute at hand the NFL should be treated as a collaboration of its member teams rather than a single entity. The factors that the Supreme Court considered most important were, first, that the NFL’s member teams are individually owned profit making entities who compete with each other in at least some economic markets, such as that for the sale of apparel bearing NFL ...


Intra-Enterprise Activity, Joint Ventures And Sports Leagues: Identifying Unilateral Conduct Under The Antitrust Laws, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Jan 2010

Intra-Enterprise Activity, Joint Ventures And Sports Leagues: Identifying Unilateral Conduct Under The Antitrust Laws, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In the American Needle case the Supreme Court will consider whether the NFL’s decision to give an exclusive trademark license to one firm should be counted as “unilateral” on the NFL’s part, or rather as the concerted joint venture activity of the NFL’s individual member teams. The intellectual property in question is not trademarks in the NFL itself, but rather the trademarks and other intellectual property developed separately by each individual team, and which the teams in turn have licensed exclusively to the NFL.

In general, when a joint venture is engaged in its own business the ...


Why The "Single Entity" Defense Can Never Apply To Nfl Clubs: A Primer On Property-Rights Theory In Professional Sports, Marc Edelman Jun 2008

Why The "Single Entity" Defense Can Never Apply To Nfl Clubs: A Primer On Property-Rights Theory In Professional Sports, Marc Edelman

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Beyond Microsoft: Intellectual Property, Peer Production And The Law’S Concern With Market Dominance., Daryl Lim Dec 2007

Beyond Microsoft: Intellectual Property, Peer Production And The Law’S Concern With Market Dominance., Daryl Lim

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Broadcasting The 2006 World Cup: The Right Of Arab Fans Versus Art Exclusivity, Bashar H. Malkawi Mar 2007

Broadcasting The 2006 World Cup: The Right Of Arab Fans Versus Art Exclusivity, Bashar H. Malkawi

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A Complete Property Right Amendment, John H. Ryskamp Oct 2006

A Complete Property Right Amendment, John H. Ryskamp

ExpressO

The trend of the eminent domain reform and "Kelo plus" initiatives is toward a comprehensive Constitutional property right incorporating the elements of level of review, nature of government action, and extent of compensation. This article contains a draft amendment which reflects these concerns.


Bond Repudiation, Tax Codes, The Appropriations Process And Restitution Post-Eminent Domain Reform, John H. Ryskamp Jun 2006

Bond Repudiation, Tax Codes, The Appropriations Process And Restitution Post-Eminent Domain Reform, John H. Ryskamp

ExpressO

This brief comment suggests where the anti-eminent domain movement might be heading next.


Panel I: Monsanto V. Scruggs: The Scope Of Downstream Licensing Restrictions, Mark R. Patterson, Richard B. Ulmer Jr., Peter Castensen, Jay P. Kesan Jun 2006

Panel I: Monsanto V. Scruggs: The Scope Of Downstream Licensing Restrictions, Mark R. Patterson, Richard B. Ulmer Jr., Peter Castensen, Jay P. Kesan

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel I: Do Overly Broad Patents Lead To Restrictions On Innovation And Competition?, Matthew Bye, Mary Critharis, David Balto, Herbert Schwartz Jun 2005

Panel I: Do Overly Broad Patents Lead To Restrictions On Innovation And Competition?, Matthew Bye, Mary Critharis, David Balto, Herbert Schwartz

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel I: Do Overly Broad Patents Lead To Restrictions On Innovation And Competition?, Matthew Bye, Mary Critharis, David Balto, Herbert Schwartz Jun 2005

Panel I: Do Overly Broad Patents Lead To Restrictions On Innovation And Competition?, Matthew Bye, Mary Critharis, David Balto, Herbert Schwartz

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Pay Or Play? The Jeremy Bloom Decision And Ncaa Amateurism Rules, Laura Freedman Dec 2003

Pay Or Play? The Jeremy Bloom Decision And Ncaa Amateurism Rules, Laura Freedman

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Internet Killed The Video Star: How In-House Internet Distribution Will Affect Profit Participants , Konrad Gatien Mar 2003

Internet Killed The Video Star: How In-House Internet Distribution Will Affect Profit Participants , Konrad Gatien

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Restructuring Professional Sports Leagues , Martin Edel, Jamin Dershowitz, Jeffrey Kessler, Tandy O'Donoghue Mar 2002

Restructuring Professional Sports Leagues , Martin Edel, Jamin Dershowitz, Jeffrey Kessler, Tandy O'Donoghue

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Start-Up Sports Leagues: Why These Leagues Are Entitled To Use The Ruinous Competition Defense To Justify Anticompetitive Restraints, Marc P. Schwartz* Mar 2002

Start-Up Sports Leagues: Why These Leagues Are Entitled To Use The Ruinous Competition Defense To Justify Anticompetitive Restraints, Marc P. Schwartz*

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Copyright And Antitrust: The Effects Of The Digital Performance Rights In Sound Recordings Act Of 1995 In Foreign Markets, Connie C. Davis Mar 2000

Copyright And Antitrust: The Effects Of The Digital Performance Rights In Sound Recordings Act Of 1995 In Foreign Markets, Connie C. Davis

Federal Communications Law Journal

The licensing of copyrighted nondramatic works by performance rights societies has long been recognized as a potential source of antitrust violations. In 1995, the Congress passed the Digital Performance Rights in Sound Recordings Act in an effort to deal with the licensing problems associated with nondramatic musical works. The DPRSRA created a right in sound recordings to perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission as well as establishing compulsory licensing scheme. However, the DPRSRA failed to address the problem of licensing of nondramatic works in foreign markets. This Note identifies the anticompetitive licensing scheme practiced ...


Panel Ii: The Economic And Regulatory Issues Of Convergence, William Baer, Lawrence Grossman, Jeffrey Lanning, Robert Joffe Dec 1999

Panel Ii: The Economic And Regulatory Issues Of Convergence, William Baer, Lawrence Grossman, Jeffrey Lanning, Robert Joffe

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Raising The Standard: Antitrust Scrutiny Of Standard-Setting Consortia In High Technology Industries, Douglas D. Leeds Mar 1997

Raising The Standard: Antitrust Scrutiny Of Standard-Setting Consortia In High Technology Industries, Douglas D. Leeds

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel Iii: Current Status Of Time Warner V. City Of New York, David B. Goldin, Robert D. Joffe, Robert T. Perry, Ned H. Rosenthal Mar 1997

Panel Iii: Current Status Of Time Warner V. City Of New York, David B. Goldin, Robert D. Joffe, Robert T. Perry, Ned H. Rosenthal

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel I: The Changing Landscape Of Jurisprudence In Light Of The New Communications And Media Alliances, Creighton O'M. Condon, Robert D. Joffe, Nicholas J. Jollymore, John R. Tyler Mar 1996

Panel I: The Changing Landscape Of Jurisprudence In Light Of The New Communications And Media Alliances, Creighton O'M. Condon, Robert D. Joffe, Nicholas J. Jollymore, John R. Tyler

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Communication Breakdown: Developing An Antitrust Model For Multimedia Mergers And Acquisitions, H. Peter Nesvold Mar 1996

Communication Breakdown: Developing An Antitrust Model For Multimedia Mergers And Acquisitions, H. Peter Nesvold

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Antitrust And Baseball – A League Of Their Own, Y. Shukie Grossman Oct 1993

Antitrust And Baseball – A League Of Their Own, Y. Shukie Grossman

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.