Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
May 27, 2016
arrowPress Releases
May 27, 2016
PR Newswire
View All






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


EA To Respond To Antitrust Claims Over Unpaid Student Athletes
EA To Respond To Antitrust Claims Over Unpaid Student Athletes
July 28, 2011 | By Frank Cifaldi




A California judge has ordered Electronic Arts to respond to claims that it conspired with the National Collegiate Athletic Association to find a way around paying student athletes represented in its games.

As reported by Bloomberg, the company has 14 days to respond to claims in a lawsuit filed on behalf of former NCAA athletes that say that the ability for players to create their likenesses in EA's sports titles is a violation of both antitrust laws and the individual player's rights of publicity.

In addition, the company also includes player statistics in its NCAA series that, while not using a player's actual name, do accurately represent jersey numbers, physical characteristics and even home towns, a practice that video game companies have utilized throughout most of sports gaming's history.

The multiple plaintiffs in the class-action suit are seeking to force the NCAA to compensate former student athletes for the inclusion of their likenesses in the games.

Both EA and the NCAA called for the suit to be dismissed by a federal court in February.


Related Jobs

Glu Mobile
Glu Mobile — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
[05.27.16]

Senior Game Programmer
Glu Mobile
Glu Mobile — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
[05.27.16]

Senior 2D Animator
Planet3
Planet3 — Washington, District of Columbia, United States
[05.27.16]

Lead UI/UX Designer
Game Circus LLC
Game Circus LLC — Addison, Texas, United States
[05.27.16]

Game Server Engineer









Loading Comments

loader image