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  • Blog Post: California To Pay ESA $950K In Court Fees

    The Entertainment Software Association today announced it would receive $950,000 from the state of California to pay for legal fees from last year's Supreme Court case over violent video games. The ESA, a trade group that represents video game publishers in the U.S., was the lead respondent in the... More
  • Blog Post: What's Next For Video Game Legislation?

    The Supreme Court may have ruled on Brown v. EMA today , but is this the end of the story? The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which has successfully represented the industry in 13 consecutive decisions before courts and oversees industry ratings board, ESRB, thinks that today's decision... More
  • Blog Post: Yee: Supreme Court Put The Interests Of Corporate America Before Children

    After the U.S. Supreme Court shot down California state senator Leland Yee's proposed law that banned the sale of violent video games to minors, the disappointed Democrat from San Francisco went on the offensive. "Unfortunately, the majority of the Supreme Court once again put the interests... More
  • Blog Post: Parents Television Council Denounces Supreme Court Ruling

    A conservative advocacy group that specializes in filing content complaints to the FCC isn't a big fan of the Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association decision. As I'm sure you're aware, earlier today the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law barring the sale of violent video... More
  • Blog Post: EMA Releases Statement On Supreme Court Decision

    This morning, the Supreme Court struck down California's law that restricted the sale of violent video games to minors under the First Amendment (in the case of Brown v. EMA), and the EMA has commented on the situation. Bo Andersen, president and CEO of the Entertainment Merchants Association released... More
  • Blog Post: Supreme Court Decides Video Games Case

    The Supreme Court has finally ruled on the constitutionality of the California law (Brown v. EMA) that would have banned the sale of violent video games to minors. The court struck down the law 7-2 using the First Amendment as the reasoning. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion, with Justices Thomas... More
  • Blog Post: Discs Not Dead? Survey Says Physical Media Still Rules

    The Entertainment Merchants Association has published a report that says that physical discs or carts comprise 80 to 90 percent of game purchases, versus digital downloads. "Digital distribution is clearly an important segment of the home entertainment market and will continue to grow in market... More
  • Blog Post: IDGA Weighs In On Supreme Court Hearing

    When news broke early last week that the Supreme Court has decided to review the Entertainment Merchants Association v. Schwarzenegger case, industry advocates like the Entertainment Software Association and the Video Games Voter Network were quick to weigh in with their stance on the issue. Now, the... More
  • Blog Post: Supreme Court To Address Video Game Legislation

    News broke early this morning that the Supreme Court of the United States has approved a petition for a writ of certiorari in regards to the Entertainment Merchants Association v. Schwarzenegger case. A writ of certiorari is an action that allows a higher court to review a decision made by a lower one... More
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