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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

Social media boosting college football popularity

Harris Poll, a company that has asked adult fans to identify their favorite sport each year since 1985, recently reported that professional football is the most popular sport in America — for the 30th year in a...more

High School Football Players (and others) Tweet with Caution

I recently read an article about how college football recruiters are using twitter to screen out potential players for their teams. It’s becoming a somewhat common practice for recruiters to monitor the twitter accounts of...more

Could Johnny Football Go To Jail?

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

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

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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