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Posts tagged “The Supreme Court”

Defeated Anti-Games Senator Laments Loss

Yesterday, US politicians attempting to have grown-up videogames be made exempt from Constitutional law regarding freedom of speech and be treated on a par with hardcore porn lost their six-year battle. The industry was hugely relieved, but inevitably the losers are not going gentle into that good night, with Californian senator Leland Yee, author of the defeated bill, posting a rebuttal of the Supreme Court's…

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Feature: The Supreme Court saves videogames

Victory! US Politicians Fail To Outlaw Games

Enormously important news from the US just moments ago. Don your most gaudily-coloured party hat - after six long years, the Supreme Court has overturned a Californian ruling which banned the sale of games to minors... and essentially held that violent games were obscene publications. In the case of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, colloquially known as 'the Schwarzenegger law' due to Herr Arnie's major…

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Assemble: Stan Lee On Videogame Rights

As the Supreme Court approaches the Schwarzenegger v. EMA/ Entertainment Software Association case which will rule whether the Californian law banning sale of certain games to under 18s is unconstitutional, the activist Video Game Voters Network have gained a public vote of confidence Stan Lee himself. I'm going to re-print the whole letter below, as it draws some astute lines between what happened to comics…

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RPS On GRITtv On Supreme Court On Games

This is one of the more interesting political games-related stories in the US, which we haven't covered yet. The Supreme Court are going to consider whether a proposed California law to band sale of videogames to minor is unconstitutional. This would be the first time the obscenity law has been applied to violence rather than sexual content. Let's let GRITtv take up the slack here,…

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