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Fantasy Sports Dispute Results in New Views On Exceptions to Rights of Publicity

The big news in the fantasy sports arena this past summer was the announcement that competitors FanDuel and DraftKings, which make up more than 90% of the online market, would end their merger bid following the Federal Trade Commission's filing of an antitrust lawsuit against the companies. Now, there's good news for FanDuel and DraftKings on a different front, involving the use of athletes' personality components.

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The big news in the fantasy sports arena this past summer was the announcement that competitors FanDuel and DraftKings, which make up more than 90% of the online market, would end their merger bid following the Federal Trade Commission’s filing of an antitrust lawsuit against the companies. The two fantasy sports giants have also been lobbying and litigating for legal status of their game in several U.S. states. All this amidst a decrease in revenues.

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