Term: Spring 2023 - Law (01/02/2023 - 05/12/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
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Sports Law and Business at UFC
The course will offer students an extraordinary opportunity to learn about intellectual property, contract and other legal topics crucial to UFC–the fastest growing and one of the most successful sports leagues–at UFC’s headquarters in Las Vegas. UFC faces copyright law matters involving piracy of UFC’s pay per view events. In response to that unlawful activity, UFC uses copyright laws, both in the U.S. and in other countries, to enforce its rights. Limitations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for pro leagues will also be discussed. In addition, students will learn how UFC negotiates contracts to expand its business operations to other parts of the world. Where applicable, comparisons will be drawn to other U.S. sports leagues. Professor McCann will be the instructor and top UFC officials will discuss their work in IP enforcement and safeguarding IP.