from the what-sort-of-references-does-he-have? dept
The Entertainment Software Association -- basically the RIAA for video game companies -- has apparently hired a high level RIAA exec. And not just any high level exec, but the guy who was in charge of the RIAA's disastrous litigation efforts. The ESA hasn't been as widely reviled as the RIAA or MPAA (or even the BSA), but it has had its run-ins with folks in the past. And, of course, it was just about a year ago that the ESA's boss was whining that he wished more countries copied the DMCA. No wonder Davenport Lyons is having a field day suing people for file sharing video games. It appears that the video gaming industry is looking to follow in the footsteps of all the RIAA's mistakes.