For the video game industry, strong intellectual property (IP ) laws incentivize the development of state-of-the-art devices and platforms and the creation of sophisticated and stunning video games for the enjoyment of consumers.
The video game industry creates some of the best known, most compelling entertainment in the world. Strong intellectual property laws, anchored in the U.S. Constitution, drive the creativity and innovation that make these video games possible. These laws incentivize both the development of state-of-the-art devices and platforms, as well as the creation of sophisticated and stunning video games for the enjoyment of consumers.
Video game publishers, device makers and online platforms rely on copyright, patent and trademark laws to ensure that players can seamlessly and securely play the video games they love in their homes and on the go. The video game industry supports the existing U.S. intellectual property regime and efforts to promote similar protections overseas so that creative and innovative works are protected, incentivized and delivered to players around the world.
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The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the U.S. video game industry, released a statement today congratulating U.S. Register of Copyrights Karyn A. Temple on her appointment as Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel with the Motion Picture Association (MPA).
Entertainment Software Association Congratulates U.S. Government for Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property InternationallyPress Releases /
New Special 301 Report and Notorious Markets List Highlight Markets That Inadequately Protect Copyright and TrademarksWASHINGTON, DC – April 26, 2019 – The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today commended the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on its annual “Special 301” Report and Notorious Markets List. The…
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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…
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Entertainment Software Association Applauds US Government for its Leadership in the Protection of Intellectual Property WorldwidePress Releases /
“Strong intellectual property protection in the digital world is more important than ever for video game companies to maintain their technological edge and to continue to contribute billions of dollars to the US economy. ESA applauds USTR and the US government interagency for their guidance and direction in protecting…
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ESA and its member companies are committed to, and actively support, serious professional efforts to preserve video games and recognize the industry’s creative contributions under circumstances that do not jeopardize game companies’ rights under copyright law.