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Copyright controversy: nfl players’ in-game performances protected by individual publicity rights

Copyright controversy: nfl players’ in-game performances protected by individual publicity rights

In a decision issued Friday,February 26, 2016 the Eighth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment ruling against NFL athletes John Frederick Dryer, Elvin Lamont Bethea, and Edward Alvin White. The dispute dates back to 2009 when a number of ex-NFL athletes sued the NFL, alleging in part that the NFL misappropriated ... Read More »

UEFA’s financial fair play rules: prohibited restriction of competition?

UEFA’s financial fair play rules: prohibited restriction of competition?

UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules (FFP rules) require football clubs that have qualified for European football to, briefly put, not spend more money than they bring in, over a reference period of three years, (the break-even requirement). This is UEFA’s attempt to clamp down on debt-laden clubs – whether or ... Read More »

Sport & the law: Luis Suarez’s bite and other wrongful acts on the football pitch

Sport & the law: Luis Suarez’s bite and other wrongful acts on the football pitch

Kicking an opponent when he’s down, head butting, elbowing, a vicious kick and even a biting incident by a top footballer like Suarez, we are seeing it not only from recreational and professional athletes in the Netherlands, but also from footballers during the World Cup in Brazil. But where (under ... Read More »

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