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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: How the Supreme Court Case Could Stifle Free-to-Play Online Gaming

    In November the Supreme Court is getting ready to rule on Schwarzenegger vs. EMA, the California law banning the sale of "violent" video games to minors. Although the focus of the law is at brick-and-mortar retailers selling boxed copies of games, some believe that it could have ruinous effects... More
  • Blog Post: Poll Finds 72% Of Adults Favor Banning Sale Of Violent Video Games To Minors

    In less than two months the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether a California law seeking to prohibit the sale of violent video games to minors is unconstitutional. However, a recent Zogby survey reveals that the law has already found overwhelming support among adults. Zogby... More
  • Blog Post: ESA To Highlight Positive Effects Of Video Games In Supreme Court Case

    A few weeks ago California submitted its case to the U.S. Supreme Court for why the sale of violent video games should be prohibited to minors. The underlying argument, which is supported by politicians like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Leland Yee, is that violent video games have a harmful effect on children... More
  • Blog Post: EA's Jeff Green Calls Schwarzenegger A Hypocrite

    A few months ago the ECA (Entertainment Consumers Association) called California's Schwarzenegger v. EMA law the " most important challenge " the video game industry has ever faced in America. Today the state of California filed a brief to the Supreme Court urging the overturned law to... 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
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