Sport Now: DLA Piper's Media, Sport and Entertainment sector magazine

Sport Now: DLA Piper's Media, Sport and Entertainment sector magazine
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We've collated articles from a wide variety of countries to provide you with an overview of what's pertinent in the sector in your country and to show how this compares to sectors in other parts of the world.

In this edition we cover exciting changes in the football arena in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the regulations pertaining to the use of drones at US sporting events, insight into sports data rights and protection, and morals clause for athletes in Canada. In addition, we also include further insight into the recent Media Trends report which we hope you will find both useful and insightful.

We hope you enjoy reading the magazine and please do contact us, or the specific author, if any of the topics raise further questions.

In this issue

  • Sports data
    10 MAY 2018

    With improvements in technology, increasingly more data about sporting events is being captured. A number of different groups claim to "own" such data – the players themselves ("the data wouldn’t exist if we didn’t participate"), the data companies ("it’s our technology which is driving data collection and analytics") and the sports rightsowners themselves ("it’s our competition").

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  • Using drones at US sporting events: what do I need to know?
    10 MAY 2018

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has adopted a number of regulations governing the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national airspace of the United States. As UAS use becomes more prevalent, a review of the agency’s specific policies regarding the use of these aircrafts around sporting events is necessary to ensure that operations maintain compliance with the applicable rules.

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  • Opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    10 MAY 2018

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is in the midst of economic and social development which is presenting exciting opportunities for those involved in various sectors, including the world of sport.

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  • SCOTUS declares PASPA unconstitutional; states are free to legalize sports betting
    10 MAY 2018

    The decision paves the way for each of our states and territories to legalize, tax, regulate and even participate themselves in the multibillion-dollar sports gambling industry.

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  • Canadian Court ponders morality in athlete sponsorship agreement
    10 MAY 2018

    Morals clauses – provisions that require a contracting party to meet certain standards of behaviour – are common in athlete endorsement and sponsorship agreements. After all, businesses use endorsement contracts to create explicit links between their brand and an athlete sponsor’s brand and reputation. The hope and intent, of course, is that the association will benefit the business’s brand.

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  • Data Protection and sport - the key issues to consider
    10 MAY 2018

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in the European Union on 25 May 2018 and rewrites European data protection law, is highly significant for sports bodies. The Regulation directly impacts on commercial and regulatory functions. Nick Fitzpatrick, Partner and Global Co-Chair, Media, Sport and Entertainment Sector at DLA Piper LLP, in this article outlines how the GDPR will impact sports bodies and the possible practical responses to the new requirements.

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  • Global media trends report 2018 released
    10 MAY 2018

    The Media, Sport and Entertainment Sector’s Global Media Trends Report has recently been released.

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