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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik