Amici Curiae Ask High Court To Review ‘Madden NFL’ Publicity Rights Putative Suit

(December 11, 2015, 10:44 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amicus curiae filers argue in a Nov. 5 brief in support of Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) that the U.S. Supreme Court should consider whether the First Amendment protects EA’s depiction of current and former NFL players in the “Madden NFL” video game franchise from a right-of-publicity putative class action (Electronic Arts Inc. v. Michael E. Davis, et al., No. 15-424, U.S. Sup.).

(Electronic Frontier amicus curiae brief available. Document #78-151214-007B.)

On Jan. 6, 2015 the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that...
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