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When Fantasy Gets a Little Too Real

On September 2, 2011 By Alex Payne

If they haven’t already, a substantial portion of the U.S. population will complete their fantasy football drafts before the NFL regular season kicks off when the Saints take on the Packers.  Fantasy football attracts long-time fans and non-traditional fans alike by offering a new football experience, one where fans and observers have a more concrete [...]

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law is pleased to present three more abstracts from its most recent issue, which was released in May of 2009. The first three abstracts can be found here. Below are the summaries for Patenting Games: Baker v. Selden Revisited, by Shubha Ghosh; Law and the Emotive Avatar, [...]

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Fantasy Sports Litigation: A Very Real Race to the Courthouse

On November 21, 2008 By JETLaw

In October 2007 the Eighth Circuit ruled that a fantasy baseball company has the First Amendment right to use baseball players’ names and statistics. This decision allowed the fantasy baseball company to use the players’ information without a license and without compensating the players. The court determined that although the [...]

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Free Fantasy Bass Fishing For All!

On June 20, 2008 By JETLaw

Fantasy baseball players aren’t the only ones celebrating the recent decision by the Supreme Court to deny cert and let stand the Eighth Circuit opinion in favor of CBC Distribution and Marketing, Inc. over Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). There are broad implications for the surging fantasy industry, which has [...]

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