Tag Archives: NCAA
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 | 20:49 BST
Former college basketball players’ anti-trust suit against NCAA, the Collegiate Licensing Company and EA Sports has taken a new turn as emails dug up during the development stage of the game show EA used actual player names in the creation process of its NCAA Basketball titles.
Sat, Jul 21, 2012 | 21:26 BST
A class-action lawsuit claiming EA Sports’ exclusive on the NFL football license constitutes an illegal monopoly has been finalized.
Fri, May 18, 2012 | 02:43 BST
EA has lost another bid to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it conspired with the NCAA to deny royalties to players.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 | 23:14 GMT
Fri, Sep 02, 2011 | 03:48 BST
Here’s one way to break into the highly competitive games industry: be really good at sport.
Wed, Aug 03, 2011 | 20:01 BST
More on the class action lawsuit filed by former college athletes against the NCAA and EA has been reported by USA Today, which states that if former Nebraska and Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller and former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon can prove their rights were violated, EA could end up paying around $1 billion. This equals out to around $1,000 per player likeness used, and when all 3,630 players, and the games are added up, that’s the figure you get. The lawsuit states EA “knowing, willful and intentionally,” used players’ likenesses without providing compensation. EA says it has the right to use these likenesses, even for unnamed athletes in the game due to the First Amendment. EA has 14 days to respond to a lawsuit. Thanks D’toid.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 | 02:01 BST
A Californian court has ruled EA Sports must respond to claims it used National Collegiate Athletic Association members’ likenesses and personal information without compensation.
Fri, Oct 02, 2009 | 10:26 BST
According to a report on Kotaku, EA are being sued for unauthorized use of likenesses in EA Sports titles such as Madden NFL 09, NCAA and Fight Night Round 4.
The lawsuits come from Byron Bishop (NCAA), a licensing group for boxers known as Fighters Inc (Fight Night) and John “Big Dawg” Thompson (Madden), who is an unofficial mascot of the Cleveland Browns (we think) sitting in the stands of games for the Browns.
More through the link.