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ESA spends $714k in Q1 on lobbying


The AP reports that the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) spent $714,000 lobbying the federal government in the first quarter of this year. The ESA reportedly lobbied on issues of free speech, parental control technology and proposals to keep kids away from those big bad M-rated games.

The ESA's disclosure report, filed with the House clerk's office on April 21, also shows the group did work on IP protection, along with piracy, patent and trade issues. To consumers this information may not mean much, but it does show publishers, thinking of leaving the organization, that the group is doing something.


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