Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
December 20, 2014
arrowPress Releases
December 20, 2014
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


NFL Star Jim Brown Appeals Decision In  Madden  Lawsuit
NFL Star Jim Brown Appeals Decision In Madden Lawsuit
July 8, 2010 | By Chris Remo

July 8, 2010 | By Chris Remo
Comments
    1 comments
More: Console/PC



Former NFL player Jim Brown has appealed a court decision made last September that ruled Electronic Arts was within its First Amendment rights when it included a player similar to Brown in its Madden NFL series of games.

Although Brown's name is not used in Madden NFL, the former Cleveland Browns player took issue with the use of his likeness and jersey number, and sued EA in 2008 along with fellow former NFL player Herb Adderly.

Last September, United States District Court Judge Florence-Marie Cooper, who has since passed away, dismissed the suit, but now Brown has appealed that dismissal in a San Francisco appellate court.

In her decision, Cooper said games "are expressive works, akin to an expressive painting that depicts celebrity athletes of past and present in a realistic sporting environment," allowing Electronic Arts the creative freedom to include a player alluding to Brown.

According to the New York Times, EA communications VP Jeff Brown said, "We remain confident that the ruling will be upheld."


Related Jobs

En Masse Entertainment
En Masse Entertainment — Seattle, Washington, United States
[12.19.14]

Senior Product Manager
En Masse Entertainment
En Masse Entertainment — Seattle, Washington, United States
[12.19.14]

Network Engineer
Hangar 13
Hangar 13 — Novato, California, United States
[12.19.14]

Junior Level Architect - Temporary
Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[12.19.14]

IT Administrator









Loading Comments

loader image