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eSports: Advising the Fastest Growing Sporting Community

(784 Ratings)

Produced on: January 07, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

If you ask a group of random 13-year-olds their favorite pro athletes, a shocking number of them would list a competitive video gamer. These players make more money than NFL quarterbacks and are selling out stadiums the size of Madison Square Garden.

But with so much money coming into the industry so quickly, the law hasn’t had time to catch up. How do you represent a player who is only looking to make sure she or he gets paid? How do you make certain a team understands the risks associated with joining various leagues? Join attorney Ryan Morrison as he delves into these questions and more.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Define eSports
  2. Identify the important contract law that should exist in the industry, compared to the law that currently exists
  3. Review real deals that control some of the highest grossing teams around
  4. Recognize major headaches that may arise in contracts between teams and players
  5. Examine how to properly protect your client, no matter where they fit into the scene


Faculty

Ryan Morrison

Morrison & Lee LLP

Ryan combined his passion for games with his knowledge of the law by opening a firm dedicated to the industry. Deemed "The Video Game Attorney" by the countless developers he has helped through his free online legal Q&A's, Ryan understands that this new and innovative industry requires a new and innovative approach to law. From legal subscription services to never charging for communication, he strives to make the legal world a lot less intimidating for developers. 

Reviews

BG
Bret G.

Good stuff

JM
Joel M.

Very interesting and informative!

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Luke W.

Very informative and interesting.

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Paul A.

A fascinating area of law - well presented

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Russ R.

Fascinating.

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Julie T.

incredibly interesting and informative. thanks.

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Rhonda R.

Fascinating topic! I knew nothing about the world of E-sports. Thanks for the excellent introduction. Sorry to hear about the drug issues with players.

ML
Melissa L.

great instructor!

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Richard D.

Enjoyed the program. Thank you.

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Brian M.

Very interesting and great program! Thanks for giving me something to talk to my kids tonight at dinner!

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Andrea B.

Excellent presentation. Mr. Morrison presents the nuances of an emerging area of the law in a clear and engaging fashion.

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Elise M.

Ryan Morrison was great.

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Kathryn S.

thank you

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Edwin G.

One of the better presentation I have seen on Lawline. The presenter spoke well, and clearly knew his stuff . . .

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Benjamin S.

Thank you!

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Juan Carlos L.

Excellent speaker and presentation

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Joseph M.

Awesome program ... great content about a subject not too many people are up to speed on ...

AU
Arianne U.

This was very nerdy and VERY cool. Thank you!

BH
Brian H.

Interesting choice of course for a bundle

CC
Curt C.

Excellent.

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Matthew T.

Really interesting

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Dawn C.

Awesome presentation! Really neat insight into a new area of law.

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Theodore Z.

Interesting and informative

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Anita B.

I really like this attorney's classes. He is well-organized and presents eSports in an easy to understand fashion. This one is a keeper.

VO
Vanessa O.

Great presenter. Interesting area of law

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Margaret O.

Very interesting. Although it is a niche legal field, the presenter also touched upon some general responsibilities - like how to treat minor-age clients, trademarking, etc.

FR
Frank R.

Very new! Innovative!

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Jonathan T.

Great seminar

KY
Kenneth Y.

Very Interesting Field of Law

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Stephen H.

Interesting subject

AP
Amy P.

Really informative

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Sean L.

This guy is great! You should have him do more courses.

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Richard K.

very uniques and specialized area of law

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Denise R.

Excellent overview of esports thanks

LR
Linda R.

Very interesting. Knowledgeable presenter offered concise information.

RR
Rhonda R.

Very interesting, informative and out of the ordinary course! Really enjoyed it!

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Kelvin B.

Great presentation! I found the subject matter informative.

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Steven L.

Loved this course!

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Kelly F.

I wish this seminar was longer as I am very interested in this topic. I also really appreciated Ryan's enthusiasm for the topic and his repeated comments that anyone with questions should contact him.

JH
John H.

Interesting rapidly developing area of the law that has an enormous number of tentacles that reach other practice areas.

CK
Christopher K.

I was pleasantly surprised. Very knowledgeable presenter.

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Max S.

Fascinating new field for the young lawyers. Way beyond this old guy.

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Henry G.

Good course.

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james b.

Really interesting and informative. And a bit disturbing! Wild stuff. Great MCLE.

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Mark C.

informative

DC
Daniel C.

What an interesting topic - who knew?!

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Debbie S.

Fascinating topic

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Marilyn F.

Fascinating area of law. This was an excellent presentation. Informative and well presented.

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Bernard V.

Very interesting and excellent presentation.

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