Videogame Association Seeks Attorneys’ Fees From California

Last month, videogame publishers celebrated the Supreme Court ruling that declared a California law banning the sale of violent videogames to minors unconstitutional. This week, the Entertainment Software Association is asking to be reimbursed $1.1 million in attorneys’ fees from the State of California. The ESA believes it should be compensated because the legislators knew the law was unconstitutional based on earlier court findings, but continued to pursue it anyway.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work