The Role Of California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute In The Federal NCAA Student-Athlete Publicity Litigation.

On July 31, 2013, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s ruling that game developer Electronic Arts’ use of athletes’ likenesses in its NCAA Football and NCAA Basketball franchises (without the athletes’ permission) was not protected as free expression under the U.S. Constitution.  The lawsuit therefore proceeds.  The implications of the […]

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