Melissa Reinckens

Melissa Reinckens

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USA: Ninth Circuit Rejects EA’s “Incidental Use” Defense in Madden-Related Right of Publicity Suit

On January 6, 2015, the Ninth Circuit decided that Electronic Arts Inc.’s (“EA”) unauthorized use of former NFL players’ likeness as avatars in the Madden NFL video game series does not qualify for First Amendment protection....more

1/26/2015 - Anti-SLAPP Athletes Davis v. Electronic Arts Electronic Arts First Amendment Football NCAA NFL Right of Publicity Sports Video Games

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - January 2015 (Global)

UK: World Anti-Doping Agency announce collaboration with Pfizer - On 3 December 2014, the World Anti-Doping Agency announced a global collaboration agreement with American pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc, aimed at...more

1/12/2015 - Anti-Corruption Appeals Arbitration Communications Act 2003 Doping Drones FC Barcelona Free Speech Gambling Mobile Apps OFCOM Pfizer Privacy Laws Publishing Copyrights Right of Publicity Section 368A Sports UK

USA: Do Athletes Have Rights of Publicity in Live Broadcast Footage? Minnesota Court Offers Guidance

U.S. courts have recognized that “there is no judicial consensus on how to resolve conflicts between intellectual-property rights and free-speech rights.” Indeed, courts have adopted varying approaches to analyzing right of...more

12/24/2014 - Broadcasting Copyright First Amendment Popular Public Broadcasting Right of Publicity Sports

Following loss before the Supreme Court, Aereo "astonishes" broadcasters with new legal strategy

Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court, which appeared to doom its over-the-air television Internet streaming business, New York-based Aereo has asserted in federal district court that it is...more

7/23/2014 - ABC ABC v Aereo Aereo Broadcasting Cable Television Providers Compulsory Licenses Copyright Copyright Infringement Popular Public Performance Rights SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - July 2014 (Global)

BETTING AND GAMING - Belgium: Gaming Commission pleads for a further restriction and rationalization of the gaming industry - The Belgian Gaming Commission has sent an open letter to the next government in which it...more

7/10/2014 - Entertainment Industry EU Gambling Gaming Media Sports

Aereo infringes broadcasters’ copyrights, US Supreme Court rules – coming impact for streaming and cloud services?

The United States Supreme Court has held that online video startup Aereo Inc. infringes broadcasters’ copyrights in on-air programming when Aereo transmits the programs to its Internet subscribers. Ruling on June 25,...more

7/7/2014 - ABC ABC v Aereo Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Public Performance Rights SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Aereo infringes broadcasters’ copyrights, US Supreme Court rules – coming impact for streaming and cloud services?

The United States Supreme Court has held that online video startup Aereo Inc. infringes broadcasters’ copyrights in on-air programming when Aereo transmits the programs to its Internet subscribers. Ruling on June 25,...more

7/1/2014 - ABC ABC v Aereo Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Public Performance Rights SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - 2014

BETTING AND GAMING - US: Draft legislation aims to prohibit Internet gambling - Last month, a draft Internet Gambling Control Act surfaced on the Internet. This proposed legislation, attributed by industry websites to...more

2/4/2014 - Aereo Antitrust Litigation Copyright Cybersecurity Data Protection Entertainment Industry EU Fashion Industry Gambling Internet Gambling Internet Streaming Motion Picture Industry SCOTUS Television Broadcast Stations UK

US Supreme Court Will Hear Broadcasters’ Case

Aereo, a New York-based startup technology company financed by Barry Diller, utilizes warehouses full of tiny antennas to capture over-the-air television and then retransmit it over the Internet to its subscribers’ digital...more

1/27/2014 - Aereo Broadcasting Copyright SCOTUS Television Broadcast Stations

Law À La Mode - Issue 11 – Fall 2013

In This Issue: - Who are you wearing? Protecting the power of your name - Cosmetics – preserving their reputation: Concerns over chemical preservatives - Australian dollar heads south: Will parallel...more

10/11/2013 - Arbitration Australia Brand Child Labor Copyright Cosmetics Data Protection Design Patent DOL Fashion Industry Imports International Arbitration Modeling Patents Privacy Laws Retailers UK Unpaid Interns

Emerging Growth and Venture Capital News - Fall 2013

NEW SEC GENERAL SOLICITATION AND “BAD ACTOR” RULES RE PRIVATE STOCK SALES NOW IN EFFECT - New Securities and Exchange Commission rules concerning private stock sales are now in effect. Under these rules, for...more

10/2/2013 - Advertising Bad Faith College Athletes Data Collection General Solicitation JOBS Act Minors Private Equity Regulation D Right of Publicity Rule 506 Offerings SEC

The right of publicity in college sports

The sports-media industry has recently experienced a proliferation of litigation involving right-of-publicity claims asserted by student-athletes for the unauthorized use of their names, images and likenesses. The most highly...more

9/5/2013 - Athletes Electronic Arts First Amendment NCAA Right of Publicity Sports

Broadcasters strive to halt Aereo: the next episode

In April, we wrote about the ongoing dispute between Aereo, the upstart technology company that utilizes warehouses full of tiny antennas to capture over-the-air television and then retransmit it over the Internet to its...more

8/2/2013 - Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Digital Downloads Entertainment Industry Internet Television Programming

The Next Episode In Broadcasters’ Effort To Halt Aereo

In April, we wrote about the ongoing dispute between Aereo, the upstart technology company that utilizes warehouses full of tiny antennas to capture over-the-air television and then retransmit it over the Internet to its...more

7/24/2013 - Aereo Broadcasting Internet Media Mobile Devices Technology Telecommunications Television Programming

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