Sports, Media and Entertainment

eSports: Not To Be Trivialized, Definitely Not Devoid of Drama

What comes to your mind when you hear of eSports? Is it sport? Is it a game? Many of you may scoff at the proposition that eSports are sports and may be tempted to dismiss it as a fad or as insignificant. The numbers however would suggest a completely different story. The League of Legends World Championship …

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OTT Platforms: Arbitrary Decisions, Inconsistent Rules, and Constitutional Challenges?

Over-The-Top (“OTT”) media platforms, like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ Hotstar, have gained much popularity in recent years, and provided us with some of the few success stories of 2020, in the wake of a pandemic-induced, and global, economic slowdown. Still, these OTT platforms have long been grappling with fairly elementary legal questions in India, given …

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Dream 11 – a fantasy based on skill?

Introduction Dream 11 is a fantasy sports game offering fantasy cricket, football & kabaddi on an online platform (“Dream11”). It has unfortunately found itself mired in a sorites paradox in that eternal philosophical debate over the role of chance and skill in online games. Dream11’s mobile application allows its participants to draft fantasy sports teams …

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Legal Anatomy of a VoD Platform in India

Introduction India has, over the last two years, seen an explosion in the video on demand (or “VoD”) platforms, launched by a variety of players ranging from some of the world’s leading entertainment and media players to an exciting array of start-ups. Indian law’s inability to play catch up has resulted in these companies adopting …

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