College Athletes Appeal to Seventh Circuit Against FanDuel’s and DraftKings’ Use of Images

A proposed class of approximately 3,000 former college athletes recently filed an appeal in the Seventh Circuit against FanDuel and DraftKings. The players are reviving their proposed class action, claiming that FanDuel’s and DraftKings’ use of the players’ images on their websites does not fall within the newsworthy or public interest exceptions to Indiana’s right of publicity statute. FanDuel and DraftKings used the players’ images, names, and statistics on their sites to operate their fantasy sports contests. According to the players, the companies wrongfully profited off of the use of their likeness without obtaining prior consent from the players.  Specifically, they argued that the players themselves were the very subject of the companies’ gambling operations and that the sites themselves could not have operated without using their likeness.  The players even compared themselves to playing cards in the FanDuel and DraftKings…

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