NCAA Athletes Should Get Publicity Pay, SAG Tells 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (January 29, 2015, 5:36 PM EST) -- The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to affirm a ruling that said college athletes must be paid for use of their images, saying attempts to diminish laws protecting an individual’s right of publicity could be “ruinous” to performers’ careers.

The amicus brief from the nation’s largest union representing media artists and licensing management company Luminary Group LLC came as the NCAA is fighting to overturn an August 2014 ruling that said the group had violated antitrust laws by enforcing a system of "amateurism" in which players aren’t paid for use of...

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