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Supreme Court rules in favor of game industry

Posted by: Chuck at 6/27/2011 9:29 AM
Today is a landmark day in the video game industry as the Supreme Court has granted video games the same first amendment rights as movies, television, and music.  Today the Supreme Court has put an end to the endless lawsuits against the industry and will allow it to continue to self regulate itself like every other media industry out there.  

This is a day that a lot of people have waited for as it removed the threat of being sued for the content of their games and ends close to two decades worth of lawsuits and litigation against the industry.  This is truly a landmark day for the industry and it's nice to see that the Supreme Court made the right decision.


Just moments ago, the Supreme Court in a 7 to 2 decision, has decided that, like music, books and movies, video games are First Amendment protected speech in the case Brown v. EMA. So many people took action signing the gamer petition and directly filing briefs with the Court.

The decision has been a long time coming, and we're so pleased by today's news. We're sure this isn't the end of the fight. One decision doesn't mean that we won't see elected officials attempted to test these new parameters. You better believe the ECA will continue to fight for the rights of the entertainment consumers and we hope you'll stand with us and add your voice.

But today, we can hold our heads up a little higher knowing that we won this fight. We'll be following up later in greater detail once we've read the complete decision.