EA Games Don't Use Athletes' Images, NCAA Tells 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 10, 2012, 11:12 PM EDT) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Monday told the Ninth Circuit there are no hyper-realistic avatars in Electronic Arts Inc.’s NCAA video games, in a bid to escape class claims that EA, the NCAA and its licensing division violated antitrust laws by profiting from player likenesses.

The NCAA asked the Ninth Circuit’s for permission to file an amicus brief in the appeal of a district court ruling that denied EA’s special motion to strike right-of-publicity and related claims from the suit, according to the appeal....
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