Remember that case brought against Electronic Arts (EA) by Ed O’Bannon and Sam Keller over use of player likenesses in its games?
Two years later, a judge denied a request to dismiss the case in California. If EA is ultimately found to have used the players’ likenesses illegally, damages would be awarded to the tune of $334 million which gets tripled if the illegal use is deemed to be “knowing, willful or intentional.”
The best part of the story is EA’s response.
“We could lose billions more if a giant meteor hits the earth,” said EA spokesman Jeff Brown. “We’re not planning for either outcome.”