EA Sports settles athlete likeness cases, won't make NCAA Football game next year
Electronic Arts says it will not publish a college football video game next year in the wake of a major lawsuit against EA and the NCAA. The suit — brought by former Husker quarterback Sam Keller (pictured), among others — essentially asks for back pay/compensation to former college athletes for creating avatars designed to emulate the actual players as closely as possible.
Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Video game-maker Electronic Arts and the Collegiate Licensing Company have settled all lawsuits brought against the companies by former and current college athletes over the unauthorized use of the players’ images and likenesses in video games and other merchandise.
The NCAA is not part of the settlements, which includes the O’Bannon case. Brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon, that lawsuit was asking for the NCAA, EA and CLC to share billions of dollars in revenues with college athletes.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00 am.