U.S. IP Policy
ESA works to educate regulators and lawmakers about the video game industry, its products, and distribution channels, and to underscore the critical role strong intellectual property protections play in fostering industry growth and success. Through regulatory filings, congressional testimony, participation in academic and industry intellectual property symposia, briefings, and correspondence, ESA supports commonsense intellectual property measures that promote creativity and protect innovations.
ESA has developed an educational program designed to teach middle and high school students about intellectual property and the impact of piracy.
ESA’s Intellectual Property Education Workshops help middle and high school students explore the significance of intellectual property in their everyday lives and learn about game piracy and entertainment software. The workshop seeks to enhance students’ understanding of why it is important to respect the intellectual property rights of others and why violating those rights can have consequences, not only for others but for themselves.