Tag Archives: NCAA Football
Sat, Oct 05, 2013 | 21:25 BST
Lawyers in the class-action lawsuit over EA using college players likeness in its NCAA Football games have said they never intended for the company to stop making the games.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 | 06:24 BST
Although it must be approved in court, a settlement has been agreed upon by EA and a team of attorneys suing the publisher over the use of player likeness in the NCAA series.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 | 18:27 BST
Last month the landmark O’Bannon vs. the NCAA case — dealing with NCAA student athletes being unable to capitalize financially on being famous with some earning the schools they represent far more money than their scholarships they receive would indicate — took a turn when the NCAA decided not to renew their license with EA Sports’ NCAA Football series. Now, the SEC, which claims the last seven national football championships, is also pulling out of the series.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 | 03:15 BST
The NCAA’s decision not to renew EA Sports’ football license is related to an ongoing suit over the alleged misuse of player likenesses, according to the attorney leading the litigation.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 | 22:34 BST
A class action lawsuit will take on EA Sports on behalf of every US resident who purchased a new copy of Madden NFL, NCAA Football or Arena Football over the course of seven and a half years.
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 | 16:24 BST
A US district court judge has dismissed a case against EA which was brought against the firm by ex-Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart. Hart accused EA of using his image in NCAA Football without his expressed permission. The judge said EA was well within its First Amendment rights of free expression, which outweighed Hart’s ability to control the use of both his name and likeness. EA’s lawyer issued a statement saying she and EA were both pleased with the outcome, which “validates Electronic Arts’ rights to create and publish its expressive works.” Another lawsuit pending against EA, from Arizona and Cleveland players, is still on the docket, but since both suits were filed for the same reason as Hart’s, it looks as though these may end up being dismissed as well. Via Reuters.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 | 19:12 BST
EA Sports has announced NCAA Football 12 sold over 700,000 copies on PS3 and Xbox 360 during its first two weeks at retail.