simoniker writes "The new Entertainment Consumers Association has announced that it has acquired the GamePolitics.com website, as part of its mission 'to give gaming consumers a voice and ensure that state and local politicians hear their concerns and appreciate their demographic power'. An in-depth interview with ECA founder Hal Halpin explains his reasons for setting up membership-based, consumer-focused ECA: 'I noticed last year that the state-level guys started moving away from targeting retailers, and trying to haul them off for selling M-rated games, to targeting consumers. And, you know, kids being [arrested] at 17 years of age for buying an M-rated game... it's just insane. And so, to me, that was the call.'"
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759