SCREENWRITER WINS VICTORY FOR CREATORS IN COPYRIGHT WARS

It’s not unusual for the villains in slasher films to claw their way back from the dead. But in a rare legal victory handed down recently, the screenwriter who brought one of Hollywood’s most famous killers to life clawed back the rights to his creation. More than 40 years after “Friday the 13th” shocked audiences […]

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SEC ASKS FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON ‘GAMIFICATION’ OF TRADING PLATFORMS, CONSIDERS NEW REGULATIONS TO PROTECT INVESTORS

Can dressing up a digital trading platform like a video game lure retail investors into excessive or ill-advised trades with rewards as fleeting as a puff of virtual confetti or a simulated slot machine spitting out cartoon coins? That’s just one of the questions the Securities and Exchange Commission is trying to answer by inviting […]

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GERMAN BANKS COMPLETE FIRST OTC INTEREST RATE DERIVATIVE TRADE USING A DIGITAL SMART CONTRACT

Last month, German banks completed the first over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate derivative trade using a digital smart contract. DZ Bank and BayernLB were the trading counterparties, while Deutsche Börse’s Eurex Clearing was the central counterparty (CCP) for exposures from the non-settled OTC transaction. 

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IT’S A NEW DAY IN THE NCAA

Since the early 1900s, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) has regulated the collegiate sports world in the United States and the student-athletes within it.  Momentum for changes to that regime has increased in recent years, and in the past few weeks the NCAA, various states, and the U.S. Supreme Court have all acted to […]

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I HAVE AN IDEA. NOW HOW DO I PROTECT IT?

“If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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