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UC Berkeley To Remove More Than 20,000 Online Videos From Public Access In Response To DOJ Captioning Demand

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Fewer online videos from UC Berkeley will available to the public as a result of a DOJ demand that the videos have closed captioning....more

A Closer Look at the New Lawsuit By Baylor Football Coach Art Briles

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

It’s been a tough few months for Baylor football and its former coach Art Briles. Baylor fired Briles in May of this year, after an outside law firm investigated the school’s response to alleged sexual assaults by football...more

Just Play the Game: Sixth Circuit Says Student-Athletes Have No Right of Publicity in Game Broadcasts

by Baker Donelson on

In a short, sharp opinion filed August 17, 2016, a three-judge panel on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of a class action lawsuit brought by ten former college athletes asserting they were entitled to...more

Naming Rights, Sponsorships, Advertising and Other Private Business Use Relating to Texas Public High School Stadiums and Other...

In addition to building some of the nation's largest high school football stadiums, Texas public school districts are following a national trend – the sale of naming rights to football stadiums and other district facilities....more

News from Second and State

A Look Ahead: - Next week looks relatively quiet, with only the House of Representatives in Harrisburg for voting session. On Monday, the House Gaming Oversight Committee will hold a public hearing at Hollywood Casino...more

Still No NCAA Pay for Play–9th Circuit Denies O’Bannon v. NCAA Rehearing En Banc

On December 16, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided that it would not rehear its earlier decision in a high-profile case on payments that can be made to student-athletes. Nearly three months earlier, a panel of...more

DMCA Loosening the Reins for Education

You may know the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) from the widely deployed DMCA take-down notices that copyright owners use to remove putatively infringing content from the Internet. Enacted in 1998, the DMCA is...more

Mizzou: A Personal Note on Racism, Firings and a Free Press

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

I have been watching the events at my alma mater that led to the resignation of MU System President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin from afar. While I had heard inklings of discontent, I had no idea it was at this...more

Virginia Serious Game Institute Calls for Applications for Entrepreneurs in Simulation, Modeling and Serious Game Design

Each year, the Virginia Serious Game Institute invites applicants to reside in the business incubator located on the George Mason University - Prince William Campus in Prince William County, Virginia. Each application...more

The FTC Did Some Kid-ding Around in 2014

by McDermott Will & Emery on

2014 was a busy year for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The FTC announced something new under COPPA nearly every month, including...more

NCAA appeals district court decision in O’Bannon v. NCAA

On November 14, 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit challenging a district court’s injunction on the enforcement of NCAA rules barring college athlete compensation as...more

Could Johnny Football Go To Jail?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

ESPN reported in August that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel “…agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure flat fee during his trip to Miami for the Discover BCS National Championship.” Of course the...more

$5 Cab Ride - SCC Copyright Decisions Don't Take us Very Far

by Field Law on

Given the near-hysterical tenor of much of the media commentary on the July 2012 release of five copyright decisions by the Supreme Court of Canada, you would think the SCC had ruled that dogs could vote and that beer was now...more

Jackson Walker VIA Media Postcard - August 2011

by Jackson Walker on

In This Issue: - Chip Babcock Communique In Missouri, That's Not What Friends Are For — In an effort to protect students, recently passed legislation in Missouri limits a teacher's ability to interact with students...more

U.S. Copyright Office Permits Circumvention of Technological Measures Controlling Access to Certain Copyrighted Works

Under the newly announced guidelines, certain DRM circumvention is permissible as long as it is for a purpose otherwise permitted by copyright law. Highly valuable to educational institutions, students, documentery...more

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