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ESA Spent Almost $1M in Q4

Forbes.com 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 them:

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 advanced-degree positions.

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.

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5. Re: ESA Spent Almost $1M in Q4 Mar 9, 2009, 17:21 Umbragen
 
What ever they are spending it on, a measly million dollars doesn't amount to a pile of piss in DC.  
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4. Re: ESA Spent Almost $1M in Q4 Mar 9, 2009, 15:38 Karnisov
 
ESA supports H1-B. hrmm. guess the member companies are now on my shit list. no more sympathy from me when they cry pirate.

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3. Re: ESA Spent Almost $1M in Q4 Mar 9, 2009, 15:10 Wildone
 
Oh why not, we cant even regulate our financial markets, what makes anyone think we can take care of our own kids?!  
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2. Re: ESA Spent Almost $1M in Q4 Mar 9, 2009, 14:53 Kxmode
 
The group opposes efforts to regulate the content of entertainment media, including the creation of government-sanctioned ratings systems.

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It lobbied on issues such as parental control technology,

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the regulation of media violence

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and the sale of video games to minors.

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In the October-December period, the ESA also lobbied on intellectual property protection,

0. This could mean anything including DRM. So I have no idea what to say.

and green cards for skilled foreign workers and the H1-B visa program, which allows temporary employment of foreign workers in specialized and advanced-degree positions.

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1. Re: ESA Spent Almost $1M in Q4 Mar 9, 2009, 13:39 Cutter
 
Douchebags.
 
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