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  • Blog Post: ECA Sends Letter To The Veep On Newtown & Video Games

    In advance of Vice President Joe Biden's coming recommendations on legislation addressing gun violence, the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) has sent a letter to the Vice President urging him not to demonize video games. Jennifer Mercurio, ECA vice president and general counsel, asked him... More
  • Blog Post: ECA Responds To NRA Blaming Sandy Hook On Video Games

    Earlier today, National Rifle Association (NRA) executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said that violent video games like Mortal Kombat and the Grand Theft Auto series were at least partly to blame for the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) begs to... More
  • Blog Post: Disbarred Florida Lawyer Gets People To Pay Attention To Him Again

    Guess who's back? Unsurprisingly, anti-game crusader Jack Thompson is not one to miss the opportunity to capitalize on a tragedy. Thompson, a former lawyer who was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court in 2008, has been relatively silent in recent years. This was perhaps due to the U.S. Supreme... More
  • Blog Post: ECA Boasts 500K Members In North America

    The Entertainment Consumers Association has hit a milestone, with the announcement that the game-industry advocacy group has more than 500,000 members in North America. The organization , founded in October 2006, represents consumers of interactive entertainment through political lobbying and grass-roots... More
  • Blog Post: Violent Game Law Backed By 11 States

    It’s been awhile since we’ve heard an update about the Supreme Court-challenged California law which would make selling violent games to minors punishable to retails for $1,000. Today we have word that 11 states have sided with California on the law. States that are siding with California... More
  • Blog Post: ECA: Supreme Court Vs. CA Case Puts Video Game Medium At Risk

    The Entertainment Consumers Association has already gone on the record saying that the Supreme Court case regarding a California law seeking to criminalize the selling of violent games to minors is the “most important challenge” the game industry has ever faced. ECA president Hal Halpin has... More
  • Blog Post: ECA: California’s M-Rated Game Law Is Industry’s “Most Important Challenge”

    In late April we reported that a California-based law (Schwarzenegger v. EMA) that would make selling video games to minors a federal offense is heading to the Supreme Court. This case won’t actually make it to the court until October, but influential groups like the Entertainment Consumers Association... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: ECA Not Playing Nice With Members

    UPDATE: ECA president Hal Halpin has released the following statement regarding the situation. According to Halpin, the issue is that a small number of exploiters were leaving and joining repeatedly in order to access discounts and offers. To combat this, the ECA changed its cancellation policy to require... More
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