Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sports Law: NCAA Image Use and Licensing of Student-Athlete Intellectual Property Challenged and Bound to Change the Face of College Athletics Down the Road

The way that the NCAA operates is destined to change down the road due to a class-action lawsuit filed by former college basketball players against the NCAA's commercial licensing of the use of player images. See the recent stories at:

Tom Farrey, ESPN, 'Student-athlete' term in question -- the title of the article greatly downplays what is at stake for the NCAA in the class-action suit.

Jon Solomon, Birmingham News at AL.com, EA Sports and Collegiate Licensing Co. used real NCAA players in video games, e-mails suggest

Jeff Borzello, Eye on College Basketball, CBS Sports, Reports: EA Sports used real student-athlete likenesses in NCAA video games.

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