Posts Tagged ‘player likeness lawsuit’
  • NCAA Looks Even Worse Today Regarding Misappropriated Use of Likenesses
    Posted August 6th, 2013 at 5:15 pm 8 Comments
    The continued hypocrisy of the NCAA shone through today as Jay Bilas exposed on Twitter how names are linked to jerseys at the official NCAA shop. Players can't profit off their own names but the NCAA sure does and it couldn't have been made any clearer. Searching the names of both current and former players returned results with the jersey number they wear/wore on apparel. The search functionality on the site has now been completely disabled.  (more…)...
  • Major Defense for EA in Likeness Suit Struck Down by Appeals Court
    Posted July 31st, 2013 at 11:15 am 17 Comments
    A federal appeals court turned in a split decision today overruling the argument by Electronic Arts that the First Amendment gave them protection as free expression and artistic works in the representation of players in college video games. The 2-1 ruling prevents the company from using the First Amendment as a defense against collegiate athletes who feel their likeness has been misused but it does not represent closure on the subject by any means.  (more…)...
  • EA Seeks Dismissal from Likeness Lawsuit
    Posted July 29th, 2013 at 6:45 pm 21 Comments
    In a filing today Electronic Arts is seeking dismissal following the latest amended complaint in the player likeness lawsuit against the company, NCAA, and CLC. During the class action certification hearing EA and the CLC both threw the NCAA under the bus saying they shouldn't be held liable given that they were just following the NCAA's rules. That argument is appearing again now in the hopes, however slim despite happening once before, that they will be dismissed as defendants before the d...
  • Six Current College Football Players Added as Plaintiffs to Likeness Lawsuit
    Posted July 18th, 2013 at 8:00 pm 28 Comments
    With the judge requiring current athletes get involved now in order to consider them as a party should the player likeness lawsuit be certified as class action attorneys today revealed the names of those that will now be added to the case bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 22 - 16 former athletes and 6 current ones.  (more…)...
  • Current NCAA Athlete Seeking Protection If Added to Player Likeness Lawsuit
    Posted July 9th, 2013 at 12:15 pm 2 Comments
    A decision on class action certification in the player likeness lawsuit being faced by the NCAA, CLC, and Electronic Arts may still be a ways off but the wheels continue to turn in the aftermath of the hearing last month. Lawyers for the plaintiffs want protection against any retaliation towards a current collegiate athlete that would get involved in the case.  (more…)...
  • Hearing Held to Determine Class Action Certification in Player Likeness Lawsuit
    Posted June 22nd, 2013 at 12:30 pm 13 Comments
    On Thursday judge Claudia Wilken heard arguments from both sides in the player likeness lawsuit that threatens the future operations of the NCAA, CLC, and Electronic Arts. A ruling is not expected for some time - it could be a matter of weeks or even months.  (more…)...
  • Early June Update on Developments in the Player Likeness Lawsuit
    Posted June 3rd, 2013 at 1:30 pm 12 Comments
    The hearing to determine whether the player likeness lawsuit against the NCAA, CLC, and EA will become class action is now scheduled for June 20. In preparation for that major turning point a few pieces of news relating to the case have emerged.  (more…)...
  • NCAA Football 10 Included Tim Tebow’s Name; Could Impact Player Likeness Lawsuit
    Posted May 23rd, 2013 at 10:30 am 12 Comments
    Though EA may still be attempting to argue that players in NCAA video games don't exactly represent the likenesses of the real athletes (they even filed a study that only about 15% of in-game characters match height, weight, home state, and position) ultimately that will be a tough sell to a jury in the monumental lawsuit ahead. Instead what they have been producing being protected as artistic works appeared to be the far stronger point to be made but the hits keep on coming for the NCAA, CL...