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ESA Applauds US Trade Representative’s 2017 List of Notorious Markets

WASHINGTON – January 12, 2018 – The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the US video game industry, commended today’s release of the 2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Stan Pierre-Louis, general counsel and senior vice president of ESA, issued the following statement:

“Gamers and developers win when video games and other creative works are respected. We are grateful for the US government’s diligent efforts that protect access to creative works and incentivize innovation. The US video game industry generates more than $30 billion a year, adding more than $11 billion to US GDP and employing more than 220,000 artists and creators.”

About ESA

ESA offers a wide range of services to interactive entertainment software companies, including conducting business and consumer research; providing legal and policy analysis and advocacy on First Amendment, intellectual property, and technology/e-commerce issues; managing a global content protection program; owning and operating E3; and representing video game industry interests in federal and state government relations. For more information, visit ESA’s website or follow ESA on Twitter @theESA or @ESAGovAffairs.

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