Gail Markels (left), a New York attorney who formerly served as VP and General Counsel with game publishers' trade group ESA, has been elected to chair the board of the National Coalition Against Censorship.
Most recently, NCAC was active in the successful fight against Utah's Jack Thompson-authored video game bill, HB 353.
Markels (left), who worked for the Motion Picture Association of America before her stint with the ESA, commented on her new duties:
Unfortunately my experience in both the video game and film industries has taught me that censorship is alive and that we cannot take the freedom to read, watch and play the books, movies or video games we choose for granted.
The NCAC plays a vital role in protecting the freedom to decide for ourselves what we want to read, see, say, hear, and think.
Before leaving the ESA in early 2008, Markels compiled an umblemished string of court victories against states which attempted to enact video game legislation.