Entertainment Software Assn
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the trade association of the video game industry in the United States. It was formed in April 1994 as the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) and renamed on July 16, 2003. It is based in Washington, D.C.
Campaign Finance$2,145,817 Given
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- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Entertainment Software Assn
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Entertainment Software Assn $33,930,447
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.1631 Customs Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Reauthorization Act of 2009 S.1696 Green Gaming Act of 2009 H.R.3101 Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 S.398 Implementation of National Consensus Appliance Agreements Act of 2011 S.1207 Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2011 S.3304 Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act S.3386 Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act H1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 H1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 59 dockets; Submitted to 10 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Entertainment Software Assn" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2009
- Toggle 1 FINCEN Amendment to the Bank Secrecy Act Regulations – Definition of “Monetary Instrument” 2011
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Possible Negotiations in the World Trade Organization to Expand the Information Technology Agreement, including Its Product Coverage 2011
- Toggle 1 USTR 2011 SPECIAL 301 OUT-OF-CYCLE REVIEW OF NOTORIOUS MARKETS: REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS 2011
- Toggle 1 OMB Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement 2012
- Toggle 1 FINCEN Amendment to the Bank Secrecy Act Regulations – Definitions and Other Regulations Relating to Prepaid Access 2009
- Toggle 1 EERE Miscellaneous Residential and Commercial Electrical Equipment 2011
- Toggle 1 USTR 2012 Special 301 Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Request for Public Comments 2012
- Toggle 1 USTR 2010 Special 301 Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Request for Public Comment 2010
- Toggle 1 CPSC Interpretation of "Children's Products" 2010
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 4 FDA Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages & Advertisements 2010
- Toggle 3 USTR Request for Comments on Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2009
- Toggle 3 USTR 2012 Special 301 Review 2011
- Toggle 3 OMB Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement 2012
- Toggle 2 USTR Request for Comments Concerning Free Trade Agreement With the Republic of Korea 2009
- Toggle 2 USTR Request for Comments on Possible Negotiations in the World Trade Organization to Expand the Information Technology Agreement, including Its Product Coverage 2011
- Toggle 2 USTR 2012 Special 301 Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Request for Public Comments 2012
- Toggle 2 USTR GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES (GSP): NOTICE REGARDING THE INITIATION OF THE 2011 ANNUAL GSP PRODUCT AND COUNTRY ELIGIBILITY PRACTICES REVIEW AND DEADLINES FOR FILING PETITIONS 2011
- Toggle 2 USTR 2013 Special 301 Review 2012
- Toggle 2 Request for Comments and Notice of public hearing concerning Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement 2013
Advisory Committees1 person on 1 committee
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Entertainment Software Assn" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee