Tackling Use Of 'Throwback' NFL Uniforms In Video Games

Law360, New York (December 6, 2012, 10:56 AM EST) -- Many videogame creators go to great lengths to ensure that their games are highly realistic. Weapons, sound effects, uniforms, athletic abilities, locations, logos and other details are often copied from the real world and virtually recreated with great precision. Inevitably, some of those details may include copyrighted material. Should game creators be required to pay for copying that material? Or is such copying permissible as a noninfringing "fair use" under the U.S. Copyright Act?

This question was addressed by a federal district court in Maryland in...
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