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Lazurynae
Registered User

Nbr post: 8
Register: 2/12/08
Posted: 8/9/10 9:56 AM

For nearly two decades, elected officials have tried to regulate which video games you can buy, rent and play. Every single time theyâ?Tve passed a law, the federal courts have struck it down as unconstitutional. But this may change this fall.

It only takes a few seconds to speak out, http://action.theeca.com/p/dia/action/p ... n_KEY=1781.

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear the State of Californiaâ?Ts infamous â?~violent video game case,â?T Schwarzenegger v. EMA. That means that this year, or early next, the Court is going to decide whether to agree with the lower federal courts or not. Agreeing would mean that they believe that video games are, and should continue to be, First Amendment protected speech; just like books, movies and music. The court disagreeing would mean that they think video games should be treated differently. This could lead to new bills and laws curtailing video game access in states across the country.

Join others in signing The Gamer Petition, http://action.theeca.com/p/dia/action/p ... n_KEY=1781.

It is no exaggeration to state that their hearing represents the single most important moment for gamers, and the pivotal issue for gaming, in the sectorâ?Ts history.





Jelan
Admin

Nbr post: 9189
Register: 5/4/01
Posted: 8/14/10 8:33 AM

Hi Lazurynae,

Good idea to bring this to Magelo, thanks about it ! It's always alarming when people try to control way too much how we entertain our self. Anyhow, I noticed that both your links are broken, if you have a chance, please fix them so people will have a chance to sign the petition.
krogh
Advisor

Nbr post: 292
Register: 1/11/07
Posted: 9/22/10 3:43 AM

Hey !

as a follow-up...

http://www.next-gen.biz/news/major-backing-for-games-industry-in-supreme-court-violence-case

the Activision CEO's word on the topic...

http://www.next-gen.biz/news/activision-ceo-slams-california-game-law

I second the "beyond absurd"
konglong
Registered User

Nbr post: 3
Register: 6/10/13
Posted: 6/10/13 5:42 AM

Good idea to bring this to Magelo, thanks about it !