United States copyright law provides important protection to ensure that computer and video games continue to be enjoyed by the millions of people who play them. Without the protections of copyright law, the long hours of work by programmers, software engineers, writers and animators and the millions of dollars invested by publishers to bring a top game to market would be lost to piracy. ESA's Intellectual Property Policy Department serves the public policy needs of video and computer game companies on a variety of domestic and international intellectual property issues.
ESA's Content Protection Department addresses the enforcement needs of its member video and computer game publishers by establishing and managing a number of enforcement programs aimed at combating different forms and instances of game piracy around the world.
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