Petway nails threes to death metal. Seriously.
O'Bannon settled with Electronic Arts and the Collegiate Licensing Company today. The only defendent left in the lawsuit now is the NCAA.
An interesting read from SI analyzing where the lawsuit goes from here. The O'Bannon class action could go after broadcasters next. One item I didn't know is the schools not represented by the CLC will probably try to push for the NCAA to settle as they will be more exposed in the lawsuit. Those schools include Ohio State and Michigan State. Not sure how that works but maybe someone here with a law background can break it down.
Seems to have broken about an hour ago.
In a 2-1 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that EA had used the images in its video games of several ex-NCAA athletes without their permission in its NCAA football and basketball series. The decision comes two weeks after EA lost the rights to put the NCAA logo and name on its games beyond this year.Circuit Judge Jay Bybee, writing for the majority of the court, said EA's game "literally recreates [Arizona State University quarterback Samuel] Keller in the very setting in which he has achieved renown."Circuit Judge Sidney Thomas dissented, however, arguing that the games' creative elements "predominate over the commercial use of the athletes' likenesses" and that "Keller's impressive physical likeness can be morphed by the gamer into an overweight and slow virtual athlete, with anemic passing ability".The decision could open up additional legal action against the video game publisher from other former college athletes who have been unhappy with their likenesses being used in the games without compensation.
I got an email the other day notifying me of a Class-Action lawsuit against EA Sports.
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of California
Did anyone else get this email? did you submit a claim? Do any lawyers know what this is about? I've bought NCAA 2011, 12, and 13 for Xbox, and according to this I could get about $20+ back per title up to 8 titles. Any thoughts?
I voted a long time ago and can't find it on my FB timeline.
MGoBlue.com has a video with Kovacs teaching Coach Hoke how to vote for Denard for the EA Sports cover. I don't think either of them have futures in acting.
I don't know how to embed this type of video, if anyone can help.
If you have a Facebook profile, go to http://www.facebook.com/easportsncaafootball and vote Denard for the cover of NCAA Football '14
If you don't have a Facebook profile, make one, then go to http://www.facebook.com/easportsncaafootball and vote Denard for the cover of NCAA Football '14.
The competition is Oregon's Kenjon Barner, Texas A&M's Ryan Swope, and Alabama's Eddie Lacy.