The Bottom Line Maryland, South Dakota and Louisiana join 18 states plus the District of Columbia that have already implemented legalized sports betting and four others that have legalized it pending regulatory legislation, pushing sports betting to the half-way point in the United States. Continue Reading
Score! College Athletes Will Soon Cash in on Their Name, Image and Likeness
7th Edition: Trends in Marketing Communications Law 2019 witnessed a landmark change in one of the most controversial matters plaguing college sports: the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rule prohibiting student-athletes from accepting compensation for the use of their name, image Continue Reading
When Does “Copying” a Photograph of a Building Constitute Copyright Infringement?
The Bottom Line Companies that use pre-existing photographs of buildings for reference in advertising or other materials may subject themselves to copyright infringement lawsuits. Even though there is generally no copyright protection for a building itself, there may be protection for a rendering Continue Reading
All Bets Are Off (or On): SCOTUS Strikes Down Federal Ban on Sports Betting
The Bottom Line The Supreme Court held 6-3 that federal law prohibiting states from enacting sports betting schemes was an unconstitutional "commandeering" of state law issues by the federal government. In striking down the prohibition, the Court paved the way for states to decide for themselves Continue Reading