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Michael Arin on Regulating Competition in Esports

Season 1, Ep. 586

In this episode, Michael Arin, a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and the student editor-in-chief of the Esports Bar Association Journal, discusses his note "Competing Competitions: Anticompetitive Conduct by Publisher-Controlled Esports Leagues," which is published in the Minnesota Law Review. Arin begins by explaining what esports are and why they resemble traditional sports in many ways. He discusses the critical role of copyright in esports, and how it affects competition in the industry. And he reflects on how we could use compulsory licenses the encourage competition. Arin is on Twitter at @ArinMJ.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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