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Author Thorpe, David (David E.), author.

Title Sports law / David Thorpe, Antonio Buti, Chris Davies,Paul Jonson.

Published South Melbourne, Victoria : Oxford University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
Edition Third Edition.
Physical description 1 online resource (934 pages)
Contents Intro -- CONTENTS -- Table of Cases -- Table of Statutes -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 'Sports law' or 'sport and law'? -- A brief history of modern sport -- Organised activity -- Professionalism -- Commercialisation -- Management -- The aim of this book -- 2 ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE AND GOVERNANCE -- The construction of modern sport -- Governance -- Role of government -- International governance of sports -- Governance structures and processes -- Structures -- Unincorporated associations -- Incorporated associations -- Incorporation as a company -- 3 SPORT TRIBUNALS -- Forms and functions of sports tribunals -- Section 1: Domestic disciplinary tribunals -- Establishing jurisdiction of a domestic tribunal -- Natural justice in tribunals -- Appeals and review of tribunal decisions -- Section 2: Arbitration -- Section 3: The Court of Arbitration for Sport -- Section 4: Statutory tribunals in sport -- 4 VIOLENCE -- The offences of violence in sport -- Crimes of violence common to the sporting field -- Offences of actual bodily harm -- Offences of grievous bodily harm -- Defences to charges of sports violence -- Liability and circumstantial factors -- Nature of the sport -- Safety rules and rules designed to prevent injury -- Where harm exceeds limits permissible in criminal law -- Targeted harm -- Prosecuting sporting assaults -- 5 NEGLIGENCE AND CIVIL LIABILITY -- Negligence: Duty of care, breach and causation -- Causation of harm -- Mitigation and removal of negligent liability in sport -- Dangerous recreational activity and professional sport -- Extending the exclusion to compulsory sport -- The materialisation of an inherent risk -- A presumption of awareness of obvious risks and volenti non fit injuria -- Removing duty of care through with risk warnings -- Waiver of contractual duty of care in recreational activities.
Contributory negligence -- Protection for volunteers -- Sport and the standard of care of professionals -- No relief for intentional torts -- Are employers in professional sport obligated to minimise the risk of harm? -- Negligence, concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- 6 COMMON LAW TORTS, INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT -- Particular duty relationships and sports negligence -- Specific torts and sport -- The rules of sport -- The intentional torts -- Insurance and risk management -- 7 CORRUPTION AND GAMBLING IN SPORT -- Sports corruption and the law -- Match fixing and spot fixing -- Criminal sanctions: General and specific -- The role of circumstantial evidence -- Statutes directed at gambling and corruption -- Prosecution of athletes who underperform -- Corruption and conspiracy -- Internal remedies -- Apprehended corruption -- The question of proportional penalty -- Corruption in horse racing -- Restraint of trade -- The FIFA corruption conspiracy and the extraterritoriality of 'RICO' -- 8 DOPING -- The context of recent debate -- History and evolution of doping law -- Modern anti-doping law -- Proof of doping -- Right to a fair hearing -- The Australian anti-doping regimen -- The offences and definitions of doping -- Sanctions for doping offences -- Intentional and unintentional doping -- Non-analytical positives and circumstantial evidence -- The process of doping controls and management -- Challenging doping procedures and methods -- Policy and doping in sport -- 9 EMPLOYMENT -- Employment law and sport -- Which sports people are employees? -- Formation of the employment contract -- The terms and obligations of an employment contract -- Common law implied terms and fiduciary duties -- Mutual fidelity in sport employment -- Termination of employment -- Vicarious liability -- Free Agency -- 10 AGENCY -- Agency relationships in sports.
The emergence of the player agent profession -- Areas of concern regarding player agents -- The agency relationship -- Regulation of player agents -- Duties owed by the agent to the principal -- 11 TRADE AND COMPETITION -- Competition law -- Exclusionary provisions in sport -- Restraint of trade -- 12 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY -- Sports law and intellectual property -- What is intellectual property? -- Forms of intellectual property and sport -- Copyright -- Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) -- Copyright in sport events -- Trade marks -- Designs -- Confidential information -- Special-purpose legislation to protect intellectual property -- Remedies for breach of intellectual property rights -- International protection of intellectual property -- Business names (not intellectual property) -- Domain names -- 13 MARKETING -- The role of the law in sports marketing -- Relevant areas of law -- Australian Consumer Law 2010 (Cth) -- Defences to breaches of the ACL -- Remedies for breach of ACL provisions -- Passing off -- Tobacco and alcohol in marketing -- Ambush marketing -- Conclusion -- 14 ATHLETE SELECTION -- Selection and selection criteria -- Is there a selection agreement? -- Contractual terms governing selection -- Implying a term of 'merit' into subjective selections -- Subjective criteria and the exercise of discretion -- Subjective selection and contractual good faith -- Selection and 'natural justice' -- Selection and equitable estoppel -- Selection and 'legitimate expectations' -- Non-athletic attributes and selection -- Who can make the selection? -- Appealing athlete non-selection -- Can a court look to the merits of a selection committee decision? -- Selection and misconduct -- Selection and trade restraints -- 15 BEHAVIOURAL MISCONDUCT -- Sporting contracts and misconduct -- The basis of behavioural misconduct.
The contractual right to penalise for misconduct -- Construing of the behavioural covenant -- The mode of imposition: Domestic tribunal or executive office -- A third form of imposition: The Court of Arbitration for Sport -- Misconduct, the right to be heard and natural justice -- Selective penalisation or termination -- Club and team sanctions -- Misconduct by officials -- Misconduct revealed through surveillance -- Pending criminal charges and 'in-house' prosecution -- Limitations of the right to terminate -- 16 DISCRIMINATION -- Unlawful discrimination in sport -- Discrimination -- Race -- Sex discrimination -- Disability discrimination -- Age discrimination -- 17 CHILDREN -- Children and the law -- The definition of a child -- Contract law and children -- Tort liability and children -- Criminal responsibility -- Discrimination and children -- Child protection legislation -- 18 TERMS OF A SPORTING CONTRACT -- The AOC Athlete's Agreement for the Rio Olympics 2016 -- Index.
Notes Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other author Buti, Antonio, author.
Davies, Chris, 1942- author.
Jonson, Paul, author.
Subject Athletes -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia.
Athletes -- Drug use -- Australia.
Drugs -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Sports -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
ISBN 9780190309862 (electronic bk.)