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October 14, 2010
Sports video games have always placed an emphasis on having realistic representations of your favorite players. But what happens when in creating that realistic environment, a sports star’s identity is used without their permission? How far does an athlete’s right to control the commercial value of their identity go? Does the First Amendment protect the video game developers’ attempt at recreating the skill set, aesthetic features, and overall identity of another person as an expressive work?
New York Law School, "Right of Publicity in Sports Video Games" (2010). Institute for Information Law and Policy at NYLS (Event Posters). 84.