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Impact of unfair terms on the sports industry: Changes on the horizon

December 17, 2020

A considerable number of fans, semi-professional organisations and sports businesses will have become, at the very least, familiar with the phrase ‘unfair contract term’ since new protections were introduced in July 2010 (UCT Protections).

Esports gambling industry primed for quick development

December 09, 2020

The esports gaming industry is expected to continue to grow over the next few years and consequently, as seen with the sports industry and gambling, so is the demand for esports betting services.

The Lawyer's Daily: Money laundering, gambling in e-sports M&A: Costs of non-compliance

December 03, 2020

Investors looking to engage in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the industry are expected to be aware of the obligations, risks and challenges faced by its participants and what to focus on when assessing the viability of a transaction.

US copyright law: Social media, photographs and fair use

December 02, 2020

On 2 November 2020, a federal trial court in New York issued a ruling regarding the use of a photograph taken from a social media post (Boesen v United Sports Publications, Ltd., 20-CV-1552 (ARR) (SIL) (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 2, 2020).

Anti-doping: Considerations for corporate sponsorship

December 02, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused the postponement of major sporting events (including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games), but has uprooted athletes from their regular training environments and support systems.