3rd Circ. Won't Revisit EA Publicity Rights Decision

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday decided not to hold an en banc review of a ruling that revived a former quarterback's right of publicity suit against video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc., turning aside EA's argument that the ruling "erodes essential First Amendment protections."

The full court denied EA's request for an en banc review of the 2-1 May ruling, which held that the publicity rights of former Rutgers player Ryan Hart, who is challenging EA's use of his likeness in a football video game, trump...
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