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ESA Announces New SVP, General Counsel, Adding a Strong Addition to its Senior Leadership Team

Vetere Brings a Wealth of DC and Regulatory Experience to Association WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 – Gina Vetere today joined the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) as its new Senior Vice President, General Counsel, the trade group announced this morning. The ESA, which represents the U.S. video game industry, promoted its previous Senior Vice President,…

All Eyes on the Video Game Industry as E3 2019 Comes to a Close

E3 2020 will be held June 9-11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center LOS ANGELES – June 13, 2019 – E3, where the world gathers to see and shape the future of the video game industry, concluded today, offering millions of gamers around the globe a look into the future of the $135 billion industry….

Global Video Game Industry Calls Upon World Health Organization to Reverse Video Game Classification

May 25, 2019 – The global video game industry, including representatives from across Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, South Africa, and Brazil, called on World Health Organization (WHO) Member States to rethink their decision today to include “Gaming Disorder” in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)….

ESA Announces Stanley Pierre-Louis as its Next President and CEO

Stanley Pierre-Louis, an industry executive with more than two decades of entertainment experience, will be the Entertainment Software Association’s (ESA) new President and CEO. The ESA is the industry body representing the $43.4 billion U.S. video game industry. The association made the announcement at a time when more than 164 million adults in the United States play video games, and three-quarters of all Americans have at least one video game player in their household.

65% of American Adults Enjoy Playing Video Games

New study debunks common misconceptions associated with video game players WASHINGTON – May 9, 2019 – More than 164 million adults in the United States play video games, and three-quarters of all Americans have at least one video game player in their household, according to a new survey entitled “2019 Essential Facts About the Computer…

Entertainment Software Association Congratulates U.S. Government for Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Internationally

ESA commended the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on its annual “Special 301” Report and Notorious Markets List. The Special 301 report highlights shortcomings in the protection and enforcement of U.S. copyrights, trademarks and patents as well as deficiencies in market access for U.S. intellectual property-intensive industries in trading partner countries.

Entertainment Software Association Applauds Appointment of Karyn Temple as Register of Copyrights

WASHINGTON — March 27, 2019 — The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the U.S. video game industry, welcomed today’s announcement by the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, to appoint Karyn Temple as the permanent Register of Copyrights. “We are thrilled to see Karyn Temple’s appointment as the Register of Copyrights,” said acting ESA…

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