E3 Organizers Fine Noisy Video Game Publisher

Video Game Law Blog

May 15, 2006

If you're planning an auditory tour de force at next year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, think again.

NCsoft, who set up a large stage area at E3 2006 for live music sets and encouraged the crowd to applaud loudly, has been slapped with a US$5,000 fine for violating the organizers' rules on acceptable noise levels. In response, the video game publisher has threatened to showcase its games at an alternate venue in 2007.

The noise level rules are part of new E3 policies that also regulate stage size and the use of 'booth babes"?.

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