Fantasy Sports Leagues Challenged as Illegal Gambling
Moorman, Anita M., Sport Marketing Quarterly
The fantasy sports industry continues to present interesting legal issues for sport managers. Last year, this column featured a discussion of C.B.C. Distribution and Marketing, Inc. v. Major League Baseball Advanced Media, L.P. (2006, 2007) which held that an operator of a fantasy sports league was not infringing on the players' state law publicity rights and that the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution preempted the players' state law publicity rights (Grady, 2007). The case that is the subject of this column identifies yet another issue surrounding fantasy sports. In Humphrey v. Viacom (2007) the plaintiff, Humphrey, alleged that online fantasy sports …
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Publication information: Article title: Fantasy Sports Leagues Challenged as Illegal Gambling. Contributors: Moorman, Anita M. - Author. Journal title: Sport Marketing Quarterly. Volume: 17. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 2008. Page number: 232+. © Fitness Information Technology, A Division of ICPE West Virginia University Dec 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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