Author: Angus Jamieson. The 2019 National Rugby League (NRL) season has provided us with plenty of entertainment, both on and off the field.
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League of Legends – Poster boy for esports franchising
Author: Ethan Dodd. The League of Legends (LoL) Championship Series (LCS), hosted by Riot Games, is North America’s top tier League of Legends competition.
Destruction of Social Media accounts ≠ Transfer
Posted in Intellectual property
What happens if a defendant doesn’t turn over social media accounts, websites and links that include disputed trademarks, but instead destroys them? Sue Ross discusses a case filed by Left Coast Wrestling.
California leads the movement in permitting student athletes to profit from endorsements and sponsorships
Posted in Employment, labor and pensions
The California Senate unanimously passed S.B. 206, previously entitled the “Fair Pay To Play Act,” which, if enacted into law, would allow college athletes to accept money from sponsorships and endorsements.
Trade secrets: the price paid for a mid-season trade period
As the 2019 Australian Football League (AFL) season draws to a close, the post-Grand Final debate looks set to be dominated by the issue of whether a mid-season trade period should be introduced.
Have the lines between football and betting become blurred?
After headlines surrounding Wayne Rooney’s transfer to Derby County and the alleged link with the club’s sponsor, 32 Red, an online casino, the issue of online betting and football is now back in the news.
Is there a need for unionization in esports?
With thanks to vacation scheme student Craig Langsdale for his assistance in preparing this blog post. Author: Dan Harman. Trade unions have existed in traditional sports for many years...
The changes to the handball rule explained
The changes to the refereeing and laws within football for the 2019/20 season were widely reported before the season started last month.
Esports – TI9 and a developer-controlled industry
Co-authors: Daniel Too and Tong Lap Way. With thanks to vacation scheme student Chang Hui Tze for her assistance in preparing this blog post. This article explores the role of developers in esports...
Further clarification required to the Laws of Cricket
The International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International Cricket World Cup Final was a contest decided by the very finest of margins.