News: V for Victory!

The ECA just emailed me the following:

“Dear John,

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.

Happy gaming,

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA)”

If you weren’t aware, there was a big ordeal with the state of California (Brown v. EMA) attempting to have government regulated video games instead of leaving it to the private sector.  Pretty much all other forms of entertainment are regulated/rated by the private sector so its nice to know people still love their First Amendment rights.


About MusiM
Musician, writer, Gundam model hobbyist, video game lover, host of The Carousel Podcast, and all with a day job.

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