Hiljan kuultiin uutisia siitä, että David Beckham nettoaa runsaasti pätäkkää naamansa käyttämisestä FIFA 21 -pelissä. Muutkin potkupalloilijat ovat heränneet pohtimaan, pitäisikö heidänkin saada osansa tuotoista. Asiaan on ottanut kantaa muun muassa Zlatan Ibrahimović Twitterissä.
"Who gave FIFA EA Sport permission to use my name and face?
@FIFPro? I'm not aware to be a member of Fifpro and if I am I was put there without any real knowledge through some weird manouver. And for sure I never allowed @FIFAcom or Fifpro to make money using me. Somebody is making profit on my name and face without any agreement all these years. Time to investigate"
EA Sports on vastannut, ja asiasta kertoi Push Square. Kaikki sopimukset ovat kunnossa.
"We are aware of discussions around licensing of players in EA Sports FIFA. The current situation being played out on social media is an attempt to draw FIFA 21 into a dispute between a number of 3rd parties and has little to do with EA Sports. To be very clear, we have contractual rights to include the likeness of all players currently in our game. As already stated, we acquire these licenses directly from leagues, teams, and individual players. In addition, we work with FIFPro to ensure we can include as many players as we can to create the most authentic game. In these instances, our rights to player likenesses are granted through our club agreement with AC Milan and our long-standing exclusive partnership with the Premier League, which includes all players for Tottenham Hotspur."
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