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  • Statement by the Entertainment Software Association on the Passing of Richard M. Bates

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    “We are saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend Richard Bates. As the head of the Government Relations team at Disney, one of our member companies, Richard served both as a trusted advisor and a champion for our work. Richard brought clarity and passion to every issue,…

  • The ESA Applauds Winners of 2020 FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility

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    On October 8, 2020, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recognized the contributions of three remarkable individuals who have helped make the world more accessible. The ESA applauds all three recipients of the 2020 Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility. We have been privileged to have worked with two of them.…

  • The Entertainment Software Association Celebrates the Appointment of Shira Perlmutter As Register of Copyrights

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    WASHINGTON — September 21, 2020 — The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which serves as the voice and advocate for the U.S. video game industry, congratulates Shira Perlmutter, selected today as the next Register of Copyrights by the Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden.“We commend the Librarian of Congress, Dr.…

  • E3 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO GROWING CONCERNS OVER COVID-19 VIRUS

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    After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longtime E3 partners – we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles.

  • E3 Update on COVID-19

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    The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff is our top priority. While the ESA continues to plan for a safe and successful E3 show June 9-11, 2020—we are monitoring and evaluating the situation daily.

  • E3 2020: A Sneak Peek at the Year Ahead.

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    E3 2020 will be a new and revitalized experience for everyone – the many exhibitors committed to the show, the members of the media who have supported us for so many years, and the fans and community that are the heart and soul of video games.

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