Entertainment Software Assn

  1. New Report Emphasizes Importance of Copyright Industries to U.S. Economy

    November 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The U.S. copyright industries, including music, television, film, book, radio, and newspaper and magazine industries employed more than 10.6 million workers and contributed more than $1.6 trillion, to the U.S. economy in 2010, or 11.1% of GDP, acc ...

  2. Study: Copyrights Account For $889 Billion In 'Value Added'

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In 2007, the U.S. core copyright industries combined accounted for $889.13 billion in "value added," or 6.44%, to the $13.81 trillion in gross domestic product, according to a study prepared by Stephen E. Siwek of Economics Inc. for the ...

  3. Judge Issues Injunction To Block Mich. Videogame Law

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Nov. 9 stopping a Michigan law that bars retailers from selling or renting violent videogames to minors from going into effect until a lawsuit filed by DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge issued a prelim ...

  4. Florida Bill Aims To Curb Violent Videogame Sales

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Florida state senator has introduced a bill that would ban the sale or rental of violent videogames to minors, an aide to the lawmaker said Oct. 27. (Reuters) -- A Florida state senator has introduced a bill that would ban the sale or rental of ...

  5. Schwarzenegger Signs Violent Videogame Law

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that will prohibit the sale or rental of violent videogames to minors. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that w ...

  6. Psychologists Call For Reduction Of Game Violence

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Violence in videogames is bad for children's health. So says the American Psychological Assn., which is calling on the industry to cut it back. WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- Violence in videogames is bad for children's health. So says the Ame ...

  7. Violent Video Games Spark Rising Debate on Bans

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST California legislators are considering making sales of violent video games to minors illegal, joining a national debate about whether the industry should be left to regulate itself, like movie theater LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- California legislator ...

  8. Bill Targets Retailers Who Sell 'Mature' Games To Minors

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The governor of Illinois on Dec. 16 proposed legislation that would make it a crime for retailers to sell violent or sexually graphic videogames to minors. It is the first state bill ever to try polic WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The governor of Illinois o ...

  9. Feds Raid D.C. Videogame Stores

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. 1 raided three Pandora's Cube videogame and computer outlets in suburban Washington, D.C., shopping centers, with the authority to seize circumvention devices ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A joint federal-a ...

  10. Feds Raid D.C. Videogame Stores

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. 1 raided three Pandora's Cube videogame and computer outlets in suburban Washington, D.C., shopping centers, with the authority to seize circumvention devices A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. ...

  11. Canadian Videogame Firms To Self-Regulate Sales To Kids

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stung by criticism that they are marketing adult-oriented videogames to children, Canadian retailers and gaming software makers on Oct. 14 unveiled a self-regulating initiative. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Stung by criticism that they are ...

  12. Game Makers Sue 321 Studios Over Copying Software

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atari, Electronic Arts and Vivendi Universal Games have filed suit against 321 Studios, alleging that the company's Games X Copy software is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. LOS ANGELES -- Atari, Electronic Arts and Vivend ...

  13. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...