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Old 07-31-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Players preval over EA, NCAA and CLC in player likeness suit

http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/31/457...wsuit-decision

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In a 2-1 decision, a panel of judges in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision to deny EA a motion to strike the athletes' complaint as a strategic lawsuit against public participation. Sam Keller, who played quarterback at Arizona State University and the University of Nebraska, had filed a lawsuit objecting to EA's use of his likeness in the company's NCAA Football series of video games.

"EA's use does not qualify for First Amendment protection as a matter of law because it literally recreates Keller in the very setting in which he has achieved renown," said the judges in the majority opinion.
Edit: bah, I misread something, and thought this was the case entirely being determined.

I think he did too, and his source is the court pdf itself: https://twitter.com/SamitSarkar/stat...53264971436033

Oh well, file it under 'headlines from the future' I suppose.

Edit: Confused reporter has updated his article and incorrect headline.

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