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California out nearly $2 million on failed video game legislation

When California agreed to foot the Entertainment Software Association's $950,000 legal bill accrued during its deconstruction of Brown v. EMA, we estimated the state's cumulative payout to the ESA at around $1,327,000. Once you factor in the state's own legal costs, however, California's total payo...

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California to pay ESA $950,000 over failed game bill

The State of California has agreed to reimburse the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) $950,000 in legal fees for fighting Brown v. EMA up to the Supreme Court. The state must have brought in its top negotiators to get the original request for $1.1 million reduced. Including reimbursements f...

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ESA wants $1.1 million reimbursement from California for SCOTUS battle

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has filed for a $1.1 million reimbursement for attorneys' fees from the State of California for fighting Brown v. EMA. The ESA's argument for reimbursement: "California persisted in defending a law that Plaintiffs warned the Legislature was unconsti...

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LGJ: On Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn.

Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: I believe I likely owe you an apology. LGJ should have covered this decision the day it was issued, but unfortunately, sometimes clients have to come first. So here we are, a...

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Utah rep won't continue pursuing game legislation after SCOTUS decision

Following the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss a California law rendering the sale of violent video games to minors illegal, a Utah politician has pledged not to continue pushing for a similar law in his own state. Since 2007, Representative Michael Morley has been in support of a law drafted ...

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NMA TV breaks down the Supreme Court game ruling

While we did our best to provide extensive coverage of the Supreme Court's ruling on violent video games, all we could really do was write the news and related analysis, which could lead only to the most superficial understanding of the nuances of this precedent-setting decision. To really und...

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Victory lap: ESA responds to Supreme Court decision

After battling the state of California since 2005, the Entertainment Software Association met the Supreme Court's historic decision today to classify video games as protected speech with both great joy and, we imagine, a tinge of sadness. During a press call this afternoon, ESA prez Michael Galla...

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Supreme Court's Brown v. EMA opinions: A digest

Between the majority, concurring and dissenting opinions published in today's Supreme Court decision on Brown v. EMA, there's a good 92 pages of legalese for enthusiastic gaming activists to pore over. If you don't feel like flipping through a novella of legal documents in search of relevant, eas...

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Senator Yee: SCOTUS ruling puts corporate America ahead of 'our children' [update: full statement]

After today's Supreme Court ruling, which declared it unconstitutional to ban the sale of violent video games to minors, California State Senator Leland Yee -- sponsor of the bill at the heart of the case -- is understandably disappointed. According to PC Magazine, Yee stated that the ruling "put th...

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Analysis: What today's Supreme Court decision means to us

In 2005, California state legislature passed Assembly Bill 1179, a law penned by Democratic state senator Leland Yee which prohibited the sale of violent video games to minors. The law mandated the application of special stickers to titles deemed too violent, and slapped retail employees who sold...

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