FanDuel Tells Ind. Justices Fantasy Sports Are 'Newsworthy'

Law360 (June 28, 2018, 6:41 PM EDT) -- DraftKings and FanDuel faced off Thursday against college athletes suing the fantasy sports platforms for using their names and statistical information without permission, with both sides duking it out before the Indiana Supreme Court to determine whether fantasy sports fall within a newsworthiness exception to the Hoosier State’s right of publicity law.

Right of publicity laws give individuals the right to limit the use of their name and likeness for commercial purposes, but Indiana’s law — like many other states — makes an exception for personal information that is “newsworthy.”

The Indiana Supreme Court’s decision in this closely watched case could...

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