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Judge Rules EA has “1st Amendment Right” to Depict College Football Players
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Judge Rules EA has “1st Amendment Right” to Depict College Football Players

Judge Rules EA has “1st Amendment Right” to Depict College Football Players: “U.S. District Court dismisses former NCAA athlete’s suit, declares that EA’s right to free speech outweighs player’s right to control the use of his name and likeness.”  (H/t Skip Oliva)

 A minor victory. Very minor. Thin gruel. This is just the First Amendment versus Copyright. We cannot realistically count on the FedGov, which creates Copyright, to use its “free speech” principles to counter copyright. (See my post Copyright Censorship versus Free Speech and Human Rights; Excessive Fines and the Eighth Amendment.)

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