Over the past couple weeks the ESA had come under attack for their support of SOPA. Some extremes were calling for the banning of E3 2012 is protest of ESA’s support of the bill. With that pressure, and the slow death of SOPA, ESA is backing away from their support.

Statement released by the ESA.

“From the beginning, ESA has been committed to the passage of balanced legislation to address the illegal theft of intellectual property found on foreign rogue sites. Although the need to address this pervasive threat to our industry’s creative investment remains, concerns have been expressed about unintended consequences stemming from the current legislative proposals,” the ESA wrote in a public statement.

“Accordingly, we call upon Congress, the Obama Administration, and stakeholders to refocus their energies on producing a solution that effectively balances both creative and technology interests. As an industry of innovators and creators, we understand the importance of both technological innovation and content protection and are committed to working with all parties to encourage a balanced solution.”