Brooklyn Sports activities & Leisure Legislation Weblog

On Friday, April 21 the Brooklyn Leisure and Sports activities Legislation Society (BESLS) hosted the inaugural Brooklyn Legislation Leisure Legislation Symposium. The Symposium theme was “Up to date Authorized Points within the Leisure Business” and had many college students, college, practitioners, household, and mates in attendance – BESLS is already excited for subsequent 12 months!

The second panel of the day, “The Impact of Rising Expertise on the Leisure Business” produced a really insightful dialogue in regards to the affect of rising applied sciences together with blockchain and synthetic intelligence on the leisure trade.  Brooklyn Legislation Alum Erica Carter (Senior Counsel at Epic Video games; BESLS Alumni of the 12 months 2019) moderated the panel and was joined by Peter Hart (Affiliate at Fenwick & West, LLP), Moish Peltz (Associate at Falcon Rappaport), and Julia Rheiu (Affiliate at Covington).

Ms. Carter kicked off the panel by asking whether or not the panelists and their workplaces have integrated AI programs. The panelists agreed sure AI applied sciences, similar to ChatGPT, can profit the apply of legislation by reducing down the time it takes to finish duties associated to analysis, particularly for junior associates who are sometimes dealing with a number of, time-consuming analysis assignments at a time.

The dialog shifted right into a dialogue of different rising applied sciences. The panelists mentioned the preliminary progress in recognition of NFTs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the way using NFTs has advanced since.  The panelists centered on the intersection of NFTs and the music trade, pointing to the rising use of NFTs as live performance tickets and as tokens followers can use to realize entry to unique content material from their favourite artists.  The panelists agreed that offering “prime followers,” like 1% listeners on Spotify, with the artist’s unique NFTs might probably be an ideal thought, if executed correctly.

The panelists moved on to a dialogue of digital actuality expertise (“VR”) and its affect on leisure.  The panelists centered in on digital actuality concert events going down within the Metaverse and different digital worlds.  As extra concert events are going down just about, there are an rising variety of authorized inquiries which have but to be answered.  For instance, the panel mentioned how an attendee’s avatar was assaulted throughout a digital live performance and questioned whether or not there are actual world causes of motion for such habits.  As this digital realm develops, it might definitely turn into a brand new jurisdiction.  Solely time will inform.

BESLS and everybody in attendance wish to thank our superb panelists, Mr. Hart, Mr. Peltz, and Ms. Rheiu and moderator Erica Carter for an insightful and eye-opening dialog about rising applied sciences and their affect on the leisure trade.

Written by: Remi Ginsberg & Haley Zenenberg
Remi is a 2025 J.D. Candidate at Brooklyn Legislation College & Haley is a 2024 J.D. Candidate at Brooklyn Legislation College