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Get ready for the eSports, iSports explosion

Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 9:15 AM | By Gary Daniel

Spanning the globe, the recent explosion on to the entertainment scene of eSports raises challenging new issues of intellectual property law.

The term "eSports” is short for “electronic sports” where athletes, either individually or as part of a team, compete in what would be have been in past years referred to as “video games”. In many respects, its growth parallels the rise of traditional athletic sports. Individual gamers have enjoyed playing video games since the mid-1970s. Competition among players was initially limited to one-on-one competitions where...