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  • Blog Post: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality, Protecting ‘Open Internet’

    The FCC ruled today to reinstate the concept of “net neutrality.” The commission says that its new rules are rooted in legal authority and serve promote freedom of speech and expression. The new ruling labels the internet as a public utility under Title II, eliminating the ability for providers... More
  • Blog Post: White House Partners With Twitch And ESL To Encourage Health Insurance Sign-Ups

    The deadline for signing up for health insurance with the assistance of the United States government is rapidly approaching. In a new effort to get the word out to young people, the White House has teamed with Twitch, ESL, and eSports personalities. The campaign features Wargaming League commentator... More
  • Blog Post: FCC To Vote On Net Neutrality Bill Next Month

    Next month, the FCC will vote on a new set of net neutrality rules – something that has the potential to change the way data is distributed online. In its simplest terms, net neutrality would keep the distribution of online data a consistent rate for everyone. Successful oppositions to net neutrality... More
  • Blog Post: New Net Neutrality Proposal Would Create An Internet ‘Fast Lane’

    The Federal Communications Commission has voted in favor of moving ahead with a new net neutrality plan. The proposal would create a two-tiered structure that disallows throttling, but creates a “fast lane” for content providers willing to pay for the privilege. The difference between throttling... More
  • Blog Post: State Of Washington Sues Deadbeat Kickstarter Manager

    Kickstarter (and other crowdfunding platforms) has been a new frontier, especially in terms of legal obligation to deliver . Projects going belly-up have peppered the news for years, but now one state government is taking action. Washington State attorney general Bob Ferguson has filed suit against Edward... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Joins White House Easter Egg Roll Festivities To Promote Fitness

    Nintendo is partnering with the National Park Foundation to appear at the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll to help promote fitness with games like Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club. The Easter Egg Roll is an annual event held by the White House where children race eggs by rolling them through the... More
  • Blog Post: Senate Bill On Violence Leads Activision To Hire Lobbyist

    The United States Senate is considering a bill that could lead to a study on the impact of violent video games on children if approved. S.134, The Violent Content Research Act of 2013 would task the National Academy of Sciences to investigate a correlation between exposure to violent video games and... More
  • Blog Post: Adam Sessler Sets Fox News Straight

    The former host of X-Play gives an excellent take on the role of video game violence on social ills live on Fox News in this must-watch YouTube clip. Sessler brings up excellent points about the long history of concerned groups seeking censorship of every form of media from opera to comic books. Seeing... More
  • Blog Post: 38 Studios Filing For Bankruptcy, Authorities Begin Investigation

    Curt Schilling's beleaguered video game company has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy. According to documents related to the filing, the company owes $100 million in Baltimore alone. Given that the 38 Studios' Baltimore LLC branch of the company is only one of four 38 Studios affiliate companies... More
  • Blog Post: ESA Spent Over $1 Million In Lobbying In First Quarter Of 2011

    The Entertainment Software Association is still basking in the glow of its landmark victory over the state of California in the Supreme Court, but the industry organization has not let up in its efforts to lobby on behalf of video games in Washington. In a recently released filing with the Office of... More
  • Blog Post: Our Government’s Nerds Are Also Geeks

    The U.S. Department of Commerce is focused on managing America’s jobs and its economy, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to have fun with some old school gaming. Try going to commerce.gov and entering the Konami code for a fun surprise. Go to Commerce.gov and put in the Konami... More
  • Blog Post: Congressman Wants Warning Labels On Violent Games

    Congressman Joe Baca (D-CA) has introduced a bill that would require all ESRB Teen-rated games and higher to have a parental advisory sticker. The bill called The Video Game Health Labeling Act of 2011 would require the following sticker if it passed and became law: "WARNING: Excessive exposure... More
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