Opening Arguments on Schwarzenegger v. ESA Heard Today

By John Colaw

November 2, 2010

The opening arguments will be heard today in the case of Schwarzenegger v. the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). California is trying to pass a law that will give the Government control over the regulation and sale of “violent” video games to minors. The ESA is asking the courts to upload the 2005 ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which ruled that a similar motion was deemed unconstitutional.

The ESA will be hosting an open teleconference with Michael D Gallagher and Ken Doroshow, the president and VP of the ESA, as well as Paul Smith, their legal council, to discuss the game industry’s arguments before the Supreme Court. The teleconference will be taking place at 2PM EDT today. If you would like to dial in just call (Inside the U.S) 1-866-427-8476; (International) +1-706-643-2675 and enter Conference ID: 15994019

This could have very serious ramifications if the law gets passed and change the industry as we know it. For now all we can do is wait, and hope the right thing gets done today.

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John Colaw

John is what you might call something of a badass. When he's not writing about games or playing them, he's playing in the Kansas City band "Documentary" and drinking as many different beers as often as he can. He's a huge comic nerd in the best sense of the term, with a particular love for the Creator Owned movement.

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