ESA: 43-0 against game legislation bills


What do the Entertainment Software Association and boxing legend Rocky Marciano have in common? The answer to that question is simple: 43 knockouts without a single defeat.

The organization’s 2009 annual report proclaims this record proudly, stating that of 43 bills targeting videogames for government regulation, zero have been signed into law, thanks in great part to the ESA’s tireless efforts.

From the document:

"With a growing network of retained partners across the country, ESA State Government Affairs (SGA) effectively monitored, responded to and shaped industry-related legislation during the past year. While 43 bills sought to regulate content and/or access to video games, our actions ensured that no legislature enacted a law regulating game sales. Conversely, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan and Texas enacted into law tax incentives for game development; similar bills are pending in 17 other states. The Texas legislature also declared February 3, 2009, as "Entertainment Software Day" in the state."

Congratulations and thanks to the ESA are surely in order today. We at GamerNode hope they keep this streak up, and like The Brockton Blockbuster, end up with a perfect record.



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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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