For as long as there have been games to win, there have been people willing to do anything to win them.
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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
Posted in Intellectual property
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.
Governance reform amidst a pandemic: the unenviable task facing World Rugby’s re-elected chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont
Sir Bill Beaumont has won the race to be re-elected World Rugby’s chairman for another four years, seeing off a spirited challenge from his vice-chairman, Agustín Pichot.
Scottish football’s response to COVID-19 highlights the conundrum facing European football
With the exception of Belarus, league football across Europe came to a halt in mid-March due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Keeping possession: ownership trends in English Premier League Football
This report explores the change from British to foreign ownership, as well as analysing the different types of owners we now see in the EPL.
Australia’s National Sports Tribunal: a study in cycling
Authors: Jamie Truong and Ross Watkins. On 19 March 2020, the National Sports Tribunal (NST) was established by the National Sports Tribunal Act 2019 (the Act).
Update on the gender discrimination lawsuit by US women’s national soccer team
This blog post provides an update on the progress of the litigation, focusing on recent developments in the USSF’s legal arguments.
Why is June 30 suddenly the key date in European football?
As football governing bodies across Europe attempt to formulate plans on how to complete the remainder of the 2019/20 season, one date is central to all of these discussions: June 30 2020.