NEWS - Tuesday, January 3, 2006


Judge Says Nay To Violent Game Ban

Judge Halts Calif. Violent Game Ban In a pre-Christmas story which escaped our vacationing (and eggnog-ridden) eyes, on December 22 a California judge blocked that state’s controversial bill to ban sales of violent games to minors. The legislation had received approval from Gov. Schwarzenegger and was scheduled to go into effect at the start of 2006, though industry groups like the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA) had moved quickly to halt it. US District Court Judge Ronald Whyte issued a preliminary injunction on Assembly Bill 1179, stating that games are protected by the First Amendment as much as books or films -- and that the legislation, which includes mandatory labeling of games, would likely have been ruled unconstitutional. "We are, of course, unsurprised by Judge Whyte’s decision to enjoin the law and pleased that his decision came before the holidays were upon us," commented IEMA president Hal Halprin in an official statement. "Our position has been, and shall remain, that Government should not be involving itself in the entertainment decisions that consumers make. Our members are already voluntarily committed to a self-regulatory process and games should be treated no differently than music or movies in how they are merchandised, sold and enjoyed. Judge Whyte’s preliminary injunction reaffirms our long-held position that these laws are unconstitutional and unnecessary." California Assemblyman Leland Yee, who authored the bill, remains confident that Judge Whyte’s injunction won’t stop AB 1179 from taking effect. "The preliminary injunction is simply a temporary pause before the lawsuit brought against the State of California by the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is resolved," Yee said. "We are confident that common sense will prevail." Similar laws in Michigan and Illinois were also halted by judicial decision.
Source: http://www.ign.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,317
Forum Posts: 725,652
Xbox One Titles: 1,071
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,642
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,069
Screenshots: 30,706
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One Assassins Creed Origins
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 304 Views

Xbox One S Porsche 919 Hybrid Edition
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 353 Views

OG Xbox on Xbox One now live!
Post by Kamshaft
2 Replies, 588 Views

Xbox One S Renault F1
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 447 Views

Xbox One S Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 589 Views

Xbox One S Prey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 410 Views

Xbox One S Cuphead
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 685 Views

Xbox One S Shadow of War a gagner
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 401 Views

I Buy Very Rare XBox 360 Faceplates
Post by Smill
8 Replies, 992 Views

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 767 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1079 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1039 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 996 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1355 Views

Ultimate Game Face
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 1235 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics