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Thursday, October 18, 2012
 
O'Bannon v. NCAA: Where things stand

I have an article in the October 15th issue of Sports Illustrated that provides a legal analysis of recent developments in the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA & Electronic Arts class action. 

Here's an excerpt:

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Second, potentially damaging e-mails involving two other defendants—Collegiate Licensing Company (the NCAA's licensing partner) and Electronic Arts—have emerged. These e-mails portray CLC officials as worried about the legal impact of Electronic Arts's developing video-game characters using real college players' names and then removing those names before retail.

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Hope you can check it out on page 19 or through this SI Vault link.





3 Comments:

Great article. Of course players should be compensated if their likeness is used.

Anonymous Thomas Collins Law -- 10/18/2012 4:49 PM  


Very interesting article on O'Bannon's case. I think his proposal to have the potential compensation put in a trust is a great solution to the NCAA's main objections that are based upon preserving "amateurism." It only seems right for the players to get some form of compensation when others are profiting from the use of their images.

Blogger Jonathan Gevas -- 10/25/2012 1:16 PM  


Very interesting article on O'Bannon's case. I think his proposal to have the potential compensation put in a trust is a great solution to the NCAA's main objections that are based upon preserving "amateurism." It only seems right for the players to get some form of compensation when others are profiting from the use of their images.

Blogger Jonathan Gevas -- 10/25/2012 1:16 PM  


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