Friday, July 16, 2004

WA court strikes down violent videogame law

In a recent court decision, Washington state struck down as unconstitutional a law banning the sale of violent video games to minors. This is clearly a victory for free speech. Video games have been targeted by politicians and right-leaning groups for inciting violence in schools, etc. All I have to say to that is - by the time your kid is a teenager they've seen thousands of murders and criminal acts on TV and in movies. If a kid commits a crime there is no reason to think it was incited more by a videogame than any other media, so chill out. More at Tech Law Advisor. CNN article here.


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