California Pays ESA $US1.3m Over Video Game Free Speech Court Battles

Though they raised the ire of anti-SOPA/PIPA activists for their one-time support of the controversial anti-piracy bills, the ESA fought to numerous legal battles in the California court system against legislation that criminalised the sale of M-rated video games.

That fight made its way to the United States Supreme Court and the state of California lost. Now they've paid the ESA's legal fees to the tune of a $US1.3 million. Considering the Golden State's budget woes, that's a lot of cash to shell out.


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