Fox Allowed To Argue 1st Amendment In NCAA Class Action

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 6:05 PM EST) -- The judge overseeing the sprawling antitrust class action over the NCAA's use of student names and likenesses on Wednesday granted Fox Broadcasting Co. the right to file an amicus brief, which they used to argue that players have no right to preapprove the use of their images in live broadcasts.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken granted Fox and the regional broadcaster Big Ten Network leave to file the brief, which argues that big college sporting events are matters “of great public interest,” meaning the First Amendment...
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