sports technology, media & communications: news
NFL warning sponsors about deals with players trade group
March 27, 2011 -- Sports Business Journal
Barry Werbin says the NFL's and franchises' websites are primarily informational -- and the players public figures -- which means the league is probably on safe ground continuing to use players' likenesses during the lockout. He says he understands the players' ire but says the league's First Amendment rights to disseminate information probably will prevail.
Todd DuBoef and the Future of Boxing
June 21, 2010 -- SecondsOut.com
Michael Heitner is quoted at length in this profile of Todd DuBoef, an executive with our client Top Rank, the boxing promoter.
For stars, high-tech gaffes hard to hide
November 29, 2009 -- Associated Press
Matthew Pace notes that social media -- tweeting, for instance, and posting on Facebook -- are two-edged swords for celebrities, giving them access to their fan base but also potentially harming their images when they post imprudently.
High-def TV luring Americans to NHL
October 27, 2009 -- Toronto Star
Better television reception -- such as high definition TV -- will lure more Americans to watch the sport and increase the possibility that the NHL will land a national broadcast contract, Matthew Pace says in a story that notes that Herrick has a "prominent" sports law practice.
Courtroom Showdown on Madden Images
August 4, 2008 -- Sports Business Journal
Matthew Pace opines on the viability of litigation by retired football players, seeing compensation for having their likenesses used by a video game manufacturer, which claims it distorted the images enough to avoid having to pay.