Although UK soccer fans are currently consigned to watching their team virtually, they can now access more detailed data on player performance than ever before. However, those players are now fighting back.
Inside Sports Law
Athlete A and the role of “Me Too” investigations within sport
Co-authored by Kate Almond. The release of Athlete A on Netflix has highlighted the impact of “Me Too” on the sport of gymnastics.
The liberalisation of sponsorship rules under the Olympic Charter: Team GB’s reaction
Co-authored by Anna Phillips. Earlier this year, the International Olympic Committee (the IOC) postponed the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Professional cyclist held not to be an employee or a worker
The EAT has held that an employment tribunal was entitled to conclude that a professional cyclist was not an employee or a worker of the British Cycling Federation.
NCAA football in the age of COVID-19
The global pandemic of COVID-19 has disrupted every facet of life, including higher education.
Financing of sports businesses under the Covid Corporate Financing Facility
Co-authored by Jessica Sorah. On 4 June 2020 Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium Ltd (THS) announced that it had issued £175 million of commercial paper under the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility.
Cheats never prosper: The potential impact of Take-Two v James on cheating in esports
For as long as there have been games to win, there have been people willing to do anything to win them.
Antitrust challenges in (mobile) eSports: App store restrictions and beyond
From being a casual hobby just a decade ago, eSports have evolved into a lucrative business worth over a billion US dollars. The eSports industry is growing quickly, especially in the mobile sphere.
End of the mods? Cautionary tale for copyright holders active in an open source environment
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Esports
Posted in eSports
The authors would like to thank Nazish Mirza, Articling Student, for her assistance in preparing this legal update.