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ECA Boasts 500K Members In North America

by Jeff Cork on Feb 08, 2011 at 03:18 AM

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 campaigns.

“Perhaps the most important aspect of this announcement reflects the fact that gamers care, that the trade supports them and that non-endemic companies and brands want to support gaming,” said Hal Halpin, president of the ECA. “It makes more people want to join and more partners want to be associated, which translates into even more member benefits...a self-perpetuating cycle. Truly, I couldn't be any more proud of our members, partners, and staff.”

The ECA has been an outspoken advocate for net neutrality and supported of the games industry in the upcoming Schwarzenegger v. EMA Supreme Court case.

Dues-paying members pay an annual membership fee of $19.99, which also includes a variety of deals and discounts.