Violent Games in the Courts– Schwarzenegger v. EMA/Entertainment Software Association :: September 10, 2010

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm

“California asks the Court to withdraw First
Amendment protection from some ill-defined subset
of video games, at least as to minors, based on the
same sort of unsupported claims that animated past
efforts to regulate new media. This Court should
reject California’s dangerous proposal. As the Court
has long recognized, it is not the role of government
to decide which expressive materials are “worthy” of
constitutional protection. Pet. Br. 6. And there is no
reason to think parents need California’s
“assistance” in deciding which expression is
worthwhile for their children. Nor is there any
empirical basis for singling out video games for
special regulation.”

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“The case, Schwarzenegger v. EMA/Entertainment Software Association, is a result of a law passed in 2005 that restricts the sale of violent video games to minors. The law was introduced by California Assemblyperson Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City).”

from: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/091110-esa-files-brief-with-supreme.html


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