ECA Rallying Gamers at the Supreme Court

ECA Rallying Gamers at the Supreme Court

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The Entertainment Consumers Association is holding a rally for free speech at the Supreme Court on November 2 and it wants you to be there.

November 2 is going to be a big day for the videogame industry, and for gamers across the U.S. and around the world. That's the day the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments on California's proposed law to regulate the sale of videogames to minors. It's also the day the Entertainment Consumers Association is holding a rally to support free speech and show the Supreme Court Justices that gamers take their First Amendment rights seriously.

The rally is scheduled to take place at 9:00 am on November 2 at the United States Supreme Court building, located at One First Street, NE, Washington, DC. It's a pretty big place so it should be easy to find, but here's a Google maps link just in case.

To answer all the inevitable questions about why California's law is a bad idea, I'll simply point out that we've discussed the matter at length here at The Escapist and suggest you go read a few of the relevant articles. Or, if reading's not your thing, just watch this episode of Extra Credits.

If you're planning on swinging by the D.C. area on November 2 to help out, be sure to let them know you're coming by registering for the event at theeca.com. Sign up, invite some friends and spread the word!

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Bah, i wish i could come but ~800$ for plane tickets is a a bit too much for making a protest trip, plus im not quite sure whenever US Embassy would grant me tourist visa if i stated i want it to take part in such action...

I still wish luck to anyone going there and hope that lots of people will show up, else it would mean you just give a damn and approve such laws.

I hate to be the one to point this out....but the ECA logo looks kind of like a wang

If I did live in the U.S(and close to D.C), I'd probably be there, but sadly that's not the case. All the best to those who show up for it, though.

Good luck.

rembrandtqeinstein:
I hate to be the one to point this out....but the ECA logo looks kind of like a wang

Erh.. I kinda see what you're talking about.. but you know, in order to see it, you must want to see it(if that makes sense). Never saw it before you said it, hardly see it after.

Cant be there but good luck, see if you can hide some petrol there and light it as you leave, mabey leave a member of the WBC there to frame them.

Good luck, guys. If only an armed uprising wouldn't prove their point.

Aw man! I used to live near D.C.

Oh well, good luck to anyone who's going to be there!

Well a rally isn't going to help since this is the Judicial branch of government, the supreme court doesn't have to worry about reelection. But it'll be a nice show of support, though it'll be embarrassing if only a few people turned out.

Huh, well seeing as I live about eight miles up the road I think I can swing by...

rembrandtqeinstein:
I hate to be the one to point this out....but the ECA logo looks kind of like a wang

And now I can't stop seeing it. Thanks.

Enkidu88:
Well a rally isn't going to help since this is the Judicial branch of government, the supreme court doesn't have to worry about reelection. But it'll be a nice show of support, though it'll be embarrassing if only a few people turned out.

I highly doubt their decision will be made the same day, but it would be cool to be there when it is made and we can stick it to the ignorant snobs. Considering what is on the line here, you can bet your cookies there will be a big turnout.

Can't go. School (sadly)

Good luck to everybody going!

Daily Show rally /s on the 30th oct, games rally on the 2nd Nov. Some good events happening in DC over the coming weeks. If not for the Halloween parties back at home, in between, you could stay for a couple of days and catch both....

 

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