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Entertainment Software Association Commends The U.S. Trade Representative’s 2016 List of Notorious Markets

Washington, D.C. – December 21, 2016 – The United States Trade Representative (USTR), Michael Froman, today announced the findings of the annual Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets for 2016. This review highlights markets that enable and engage in violations of copyright protection and trademark counterfeiting. Stan Pierre-Louis, general counsel of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the U.S. video game industry, applauded the report’s release, stating:

“The U.S. video game industry employs more than 146,000 Americans. Our continued growth rests on strong protections for creativity, artistry, market access, and technological advancements worldwide. Gamers and developers win when there is a healthy global ecosystem and international respect for video games and creative works. We remain grateful for USTR’s leadership in protecting both gamers’ access to original works and the incentive to innovate.”

ESA offers a wide range of services to interactive entertainment software publishers, 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 us on Twitter at @RichatESA or @ESAGovAffairs.

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