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How a Supreme Court Ruling on Ink Could Impact Digital Games

By Steve Watts, Jun 02, 2017 8:30am PDT

A ruling this week on resales of printer cartridges could signal an important step toward changing your legal rights regarding the things you buy.


"It is also going to make things a mess for hacking/botting/scripting etc. Digital service, not a ..."

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California to reimburse ESA for Supreme Court legal fees

By Steve Watts, Jan 26, 2012 8:15am PST

The state of California has agreed to reimburse the Entertainment Software Association $950,000 for its Supreme Court battle, and the ESA has announced it will put a portion into a new initiative to teach underserved communities important job skills.


"So even the people who didn't vote for any of the officials should blame themselves for what the ..."

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Top News of 2011: Supreme Court protects games

By Steve Watts, Jan 06, 2012 1:15pm PST

Our final selection for "top story of 2011" is the Supreme Court's ruling of video games as free speech.


"Breyer and Thomas. Breyer and Thomas dissented on entirely different rationales. "

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Justice Kagan 'struggled' with video game decision

By Steve Watts, Aug 08, 2011 2:15pm PDT

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recently admitted that the ruling in Brown vs. EMA was the most difficult of her SCOTUS career thus far, but ultimately couldn't overcome the First Amendment precedent.


"I don't see what the difference is between a violent game, and a violent movie. It all boils ..."

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ESA requesting $1.1 million reimbursement for attorney fees

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2011 11:45am PDT

The ESA has filed a request with the Supreme Court to order the state of California to reimburse them for legal fees for the recent SCOTUS case. The organization is requesting $1.1 million.


"That was my original line of thinking in that half-joking jab (sheesh, can't even use biting ..."

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SCOTUS ruling on California game law expected Monday

By Steve Watts, Jun 24, 2011 11:30am PDT

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on Brown v. EMA next week, most likely on Monday. The case could have a large impact on the video game industry, and determining if games are protected by the First Amendment.


"It's more fun to mess with people's minds. Besides... what if I started freelancing for CNN? ..."

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ECA Releases Video Discussing Proposed California Law with Rallying Industry Supporters

By Xav de Matos, Nov 30, 2010 7:40am PST

On November 2, the United States Supreme Court heard opening arguments in the case pitting California state versus the Entertainment Merchants Association and the Entertainment Software Association


"I dont think they will go through with this ever all they have to do is go turn on a 360 or ps3 ..."

- Pyrodoomlord see all 6 comments

California Bill to Restrict Sale of Violent Videogames to Minors Argued in US Supreme Court

By Garnett Lee, Nov 02, 2010 5:30pm PDT

The long-running legal process over California's bill to restrict the sale of violent games to minors entered the homestretch today in a hearing...


"Nice article Garnett. I think I would disagree that the court gave little indication as to how ..."

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ECA Organizing Gamer Rally for Free Speech at US Supreme Court

By Garnett Lee, Oct 20, 2010 9:30am PDT

The ECA has announced plans for a free speech rally at the US Supreme Court in Washington D.C. as part of its continuing campaign to raise...


"Way to back up your assertion with ZERO data. You are a truly "smoke and mirrors" troll."

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Send California Senator Leland Yee a Message by Sending Him Your Broken Gaming Peripherals

By Xav de Matos, Oct 07, 2010 4:00pm PDT

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), via its Video Game Voters Network website (VGVN), is asking gamers to send a message to the chief...


"Enforcing regulations on video games sales will SAVE the economy, holy fuck, you guys will be ..."

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ESA Urges Gamers to Join the Video Game Voters Network in Fight Against Proposed California Law

By Xav de Matos, Sep 20, 2010 1:40pm PDT

California state attorneys will soon appear in front of the Supreme Court with hopes to pass a law allowing the state to limit access to video...


"then dont buy them. and definitely dont impose your opinion or lack of a toleration upon the ..."

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