Red Bull Sponsors Free Membership to Entertainment Consumers Association

on May 24, 2011 6:30 PM

For those of you who have been following the court case that, like the artist formally known as Prince, is the lawsuit formally known as Schwarzenegger v. EMA (Entertainment Merchants Association), the decision by the Supreme Court is nearly underway and is scheduled for sometime in June.

To show consumer support in favor of keeping the current laws of sale for violent video games to minors, Brett Streckner, the Online Advocay Manager for the ECA (Entertainment Consumers Organization) has offered free membership to those who fill out a form on Red Bull’s website.

Corporate donations are always useful, especially to provide free membership to the online gamer community. Benefits of membership will include discounted rates on Xbox Live, Gamefly and OnLive and many other places as well as free weekly raffles. Check the ECA website for a full list of benefits.

To fill out the membership form, take a look at Red Bull’s website. It really can’t hurt to support consumer rights, but it’s always good to read up on what your supporting before you sign any sort of petition such as this, as blind advocacy is just as harmful as apathy in many ways. If you’re looking for a comprehehsnive recap on the case so far, Joystiq put together a nice summary of the events that have already taken place.

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