The sale of non-fungible tokens (‘NFTs’) have rocketed over the past few months, presenting a significant revenue generating opportunity for rights holders within the sports and media space. In this short update, we set out some key legal and commercial issues for rights holders to consider when contemplating issuing NFTs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented upheaval and turmoil in the world of sport similar to many other industries. Whilst the media spotlight has largely been on the cancellation or postponement of events in elite sport, such as the 2020 Olympic Games, there has been little focus on the events and races aimed at amateur athletes and the general public which have also been put on hold as a result of COVID-19. (more…)
The continued growth and interest in women’s football has been firmly recognised by FIFA who recently stated that:
“This progress must go hand in hand with the development of an adequate regulatory framework, in order to protect players and provide women’s football with the best possible platform for sustained longevity and long-term career prospects.” (more…)
The Covid-19 pandemic has created unprecedented upheaval and turmoil in the world of sport. It has affected every aspect of professional football from stadium closures to the cessation of training and competitive matches. Women’s football has been particularly affected with The FA Women’s Super League (‘WSL’) and The FA Women’s Championship season (after an initial suspension) officially ended on 25 May 2020.
On Tuesday 7 April, a working group established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council (the ‘Working Group’) published a set of guidelines (available here) to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on the football industry and a number of key issues that will need to be resolved in the coming months. (more…)