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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald