Curley Culp and John Riggins, Dave Casper, Tom Mack and Ron Yary, Mike Bass, Willie Buchanon, Roman Gabriel, Joe Kapp and Phil Villapiano are all suing the NFL. They claim the league uses footage of them to promote sans their OK.
“NFL Films has never obtained authorization from retired players to use their images to be, as NFL Films puts it, the ‘backbone’ of the NFL Network. NFL Films’ conduct goes far beyond simply use of images without consent. It continues to this day to strike licensing business deals, in New Jersey, affirmatively, and falsely, misrepresenting that it has obtained all former players’ consent to appear in its promotional materials. The NFL does likewise.”
The complaint notes that in 2002 NFL Films was making $50 million per year in licensing revenue.
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Rumors & Rants..Ex-players suing NFL Films over use of footage
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