Haters gonna sue
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the defendant in the case Brown vs. Entertainment Merchants Association. What does this mean? Uhhh dunn-noo! I wasn't paying close attention to the news, but smart people told me it means that the Supreme Court has said videogames are protected by the freedom of expression enshrined in the First Amendment of the US Constiturion, which protects any and all media, and so a recent California law (which this ruling just overruled) is unconstitutional and void.
This law reportedly attempted to place regulations on the sale of violent videogames. Please note that this news concerns the USA only. Surely there have been and will be similar initiatives elsewhere to censor videogames, and laws are different in different countries.
Please click away on this news post to discuss all this in the forum! And while you're at it, please tell us if you must whatever we got wrong in this news post (law students please be gentle :). And special thanks to Expack2 who gave us the heads up here at Abandonia about this important news, and to Gamasutra.com where I first read it.posted by Japo // 28-06-2011 // permalink