reports the Entertainment Software Association spent $980K in Q4 2008 on the
trade group's lobbying efforts. They offer an outline of what this money bought
The group opposes efforts to regulate the content of entertainment
media, including the creation of government-sanctioned ratings systems. It
lobbied on issues such as parental control technology, the regulation of media
violence and the sale of video games to minors.
In the October-December period, the ESA also lobbied on intellectual property
protection, and green cards for skilled foreign workers and the H1-B visa
program, which allows temporary employment of foreign workers in specialized and
The ESA lobbied Congress, the Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission,
Federal Communications Commission and other agencies, according to the report
filed Jan. 16 with the House clerk's office.