Olympians Sue Samsung Over App

App uses likenesses without permission


Eighteen Olympic athletes on Wednesday sued Samsung for using their names and faces in a Facebook app without permission. The app, which has been live since March, shows Facebook users how to connect to more than 10,000 Olympians. The group of athletes, including Mark Spitz, Amanda Beard, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, claim that Samsung app’s design makes it look as if they endorse Samsung. Samsung has said that it would remove athletes from the app on request, but several athletes were still included after filing opt-out letters.

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