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OR College Athletes To Receive Royalties Under Newly Passed Bill

(Salem, OR) -- College athletes whose names or images are used on team jerseys, video games, and trading cards must be paid royalties under a bill passed by the Oregon Legislature. The bill builds on a law from 2021 that gives college athletes the right to earn compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness. Twenty-eight other states have similar laws. If the Governor signs the bill, it'll take effect on July 1st.

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