Brown vs EMA ruling

In a statement released by the Entertainment Consumers Association, the non-profit Gamer's Representation Committee in the United States and Canada, it has been revealed that the Supreme Court has ruled 7 to 2 in favour of games being protected under the First Amendment in the United States of America, like music, books and movies. Full statement below, but it is clear that the possible repercussions of this decision would have hindered the industry worldwide. Gamers, rejoice!

Just moments ago, the Supreme Court in a 7 to 2 decision, has decided that, like music, books and movies, video games are First Amendment protected speech in the case Brown v. EMA. So many people took action signing the gamer petition and directly filing briefs with the Court.

The decision has been a long time coming, and we're so pleased by today's news. We're sure this isn't the end of the fight. One decision doesn't mean that we won't see elected officials attempted to test these new parameters. You better believe the ECA will continue to fight for the rights of the entertainment consumers and we hope you'll stand with us and add your voice.

But today, we can hold our heads up a little higher knowing that we won this fight. We'll be following up later in greater detail once we've read the complete decision.

Happy gaming,

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA)