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Activsion And Bobby Kotick Aligns With Industry Against Proposed Violent Game Law

by Ernice Gilbert on September 22nd, 2010, under Activision/Bilzzard, News

You’ve always said your hate for Activision CEO Bobby Kotick will never end. That might be true, but it doesn’t mean you can’t hate him less.

The Activision boss have released a public statement regarding the upcoming Supreme Court hearing in Schwarzenegger v. EMA on November 2nd. In the declaration, Activision aligns itself with the ESA and other groups that deem this at a threat the First Amendment.

“The sheer breadth of support exhibited by public interest organizations, civic and media groups, legislative leaders, academia and interested parties demonstrate both the importance video games have assumed in the hearts and minds of our nation and the sacredness of certain basic tenets of our Constitution. We will never give up the fight for the freedom of expression our industry deserves and we will never forget this support,” Kotick noted.

Here’s the full quencher of organizations supporting the video game industry in the Supreme Court case:

- Activision Blizzard, Inc
- American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
- American Civil Liberties Union, The National Coalition Against Censorship and The National Youth Rights Association
- Attorneys General (Rhode Island, Arkansas, Georgia, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, – South Carolina, Utah and Washington) Brief
- Cato Institute
- Computer & Communications Industry Association, Consumer Electronics Association, Information Technology Industry Council, Techamerica, Center For Democracy & Technology and The Digital Liberty – - Project of Americans for Tax Reform
- Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
- Consumer Electronic Retailers Coalition, Retail Industry Leaders Association, and State Retailer Federations
- Entertainment Consumers Association, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of America, Public Knowledge and Students for Free Culture
- First Amendment Coalition
- First Amendment Lawyers Association
- First Amendment Scholars (Professors Cole, Karst, Post, Redish, Van Alstyne, Varat and Winkler)
- The Future of Music Coalition, National Association of Media Arts and Culture, and Fractured Atlas
id Software, LLC
- International Game Developers Association and Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
- Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Pennsylvania Center for the First Amendment
- Microsoft Corporation
- Motion Picture Association of America, Independent Film and Television Alliance, LucasFilm Ltd., – National Association of Theater Owners, Directors Guild of America, Producers Guild of America, Screen – Actors Guild, Writers Guild of America – West, and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
- National Association of Broadcasters
- The National Cable & Telecommunications Association
- The Progress & Freedom Foundation and the Electronic Frontiers Foundation
- The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, American Society of News Editors, First Amendment Project, National Press Photographers Association, Radio-Television Digital News Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and Student Press Law Center
- The Rutherford Institute
- Social Scientists, Medical Scientists, and Media Effects Scholars
- The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression and the Media Institute
- United States Chamber of Commerce
- Vindicia, Inc.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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  1. Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 at 10:20 am

    if kotick is not taken away from his position at activision he will be the downfall of the video game industry

  2. Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 at 10:35 am

    At least he stood up for the industry this time.

  3. Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 at 2:46 pm

    @Ernice Gilbert, yea because he wants to keep money in his pocket, hes not doing it for the love of the industry hes doing it for himself and only himself. now im not saying that some of the people or companies are not doing the same kotick is doing cause they probably are, but there is still people and companies that are defending the industry because love the industry and love what they do.

  4. Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I agree with you, bro. Kotick’s concerned about his bottom line.

  5. Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 at 4:05 am

    predictable, hes just trying to stitch up that whole in his wallet.

  6. Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 at 6:30 am


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