Most students agreed with Justice Thomas’s majority opinion in Pottawatomie County School Board v. Earls. 20 out of 24 earned full credit on this question.
The traditional areas of intellectual property include copyright, patent, and trademark law. All students answered this question correctly.
I read a number of insightful responses regarding the legality and appropriateness of ethnic mascots. A majority of the class opined that such mascots were both appropriate and legal. All students earned full credit on this question.
As I expected, the scores on the fifth and final quiz were good. A number of students took advantage of the extra credit opportunity. The scores were distributed as follows:
3.5 (out of 3.0) – 8 students
3.0 (out of 3.0) – 11 students
2.5 (out of 3.0) – 4 students
2.0 (out of 3.0) – 1 student
I will hand back the quiz next Tuesday during class.
A. Case Brief Assignments
B. Review of Drugs in Sports
1. Classes of Prohibited Drugs
2. Prohibited Methods
3. “State Action”
4. Different Legal Analysis Depending on Level of the Sport
a. High School
d. Professional Sports
II. Intellectual Property in Sports
B. Patent Law
C. Copyright Law
D. Trademark Law
E. Related Issues
1. Ethnic Mascots
2. Ambush Marketing
III. Looking Ahead
A. Case Brief Assignment
B. Quiz #4 Review
II. Drugs and Sports
B. High School Sports
C. College/NCAA Sports
D. Olympic Sports
E. Professional Sports
III. Looking Ahead
A. Nov. 13 – Ch. 10: Intellectual Property
B. Nov. 20 – Ch. 12: Religion and Sports; Written Case Briefs Due
C. Nov. 27 – Case Brief Verbal Questioning
D. Dec. 4 – Study Week
E. Nov. 11 – Final Exam (45% of final course grade)
All students who were present for Quiz #4 received full credit. I will hand back copies during class next week and provide some commentary on the written case briefs and subsequent verbal questioning.
I will not hold office hours November 5, 2007. I have to travel to Indy for another class and won’t be in the office that day. If you have any questions, just send me an email and we will figure out an alternative time to meet.
Please read the article below before class on November 6, 2007. Pay particular attention to the discussion under the heading “Individual Rights.”