Video of the Week: Top Sports Lawyer on Owners, Career and Issues
November 16, 2015 -- Sports Business Journal
Irwin Kishner was featured in Sport Business Journal’s video of the week series in a Q&A with Abe Madkour, the publication’s executive editor. They discussed media and technology investments by professional sports franchises to improve the fan experience, investor interest in minor league and overseas teams and careers in sports law.
Appellate Division, Second Department Bestows Annual Milton Mollen Commitment to Excellence Awards
November 13, 2015 -- New York Law Journal
The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department announced the recipients of this year’s Milton Mollen Commitment to Excellence Award. The annual award was established by former Presiding Justice A. Gail Prudenti and named for the Second Department’s honored former Presiding Justice Milton Mollen. It recognizes the achievements of New York State Unified Court System employees within the Second Judicial Department who have demonstrated outstanding professionalism, dedication and service. To see the full list of recipients, please click here.
Taylor Swift, Matt Drudge and U.S. Copyright Law
November 13, 2015 -- Investor's Business Daily
Nancy Mertzel was quoted in Investor's Business Daily about how U.S. copyright law is ill-equipped to handle modern Internet functionality, as Congress begins considering the most sweeping reform of copyright law since 1976. In the meantime, Mertzel said "the biggest thing we're going to see is the notion of digital technology pushing up against the boundaries of copyright law." She added, "There will be more cases that require judges to figure out a balance between wanting to encourage new technology and content, but also authorship, so creators are incentivized."
Fantasy Sports Face Harsh Reality in New York
November 11, 2015 -- Bloomberg Markets
Daniel Etna appeared on "Bloomberg Markets" in a live Q&A with anchor David Gura about the legal and regulatory landscape for daily fantasy sports companies, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's order for DraftKings and FanDuel to cease operations in the state.