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Déjà vu: New bill would give ESRB video game ratings the force of law

Congressman Jim Matheson (D-Utah) has introduced a bill – H.R. 287 – to the United States House of Representatives which would give the Entertainment Software Rating Board’s rating scheme – heretofore a voluntary, self-regulatory system – the force of law and make it illegal to sell “Mature” or “Adults Only” titles to minors.

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wita1290d ago

Let's hope the industry pulls through.

Lifeequals421290d ago

I'm sorta puzzled how this in any way different from the California bill that the Supreme Court already struck down as unconstitutional. Anyone?

BrianC62341290d ago

Maybe it's a state versus federal issue? The feds have a lot more power. A state can't just do what they want. That might explain it.

Lifeequals421290d ago

And yet the fact that the previous California bill went to the Supreme Court of the land seemingly established a nation-wide precedent. Doesn't compute.

BrianC62341289d ago

"And yet the fact that the previous California bill went to the Supreme Court of the land seemingly established a nation-wide precedent. Doesn't compute."

But the Court only looked at it as a state doing it. The federal government has more power. I have no idea what they're trying to do though. I just brought it up that maybe that's why it's being done. States can't do as much as the feds can.

JeffGrubb1290d ago

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

TM3331290d ago

One of the best sayings ever!

kma2k1290d ago

You quoting Eisenstein or Vass?

MidnytRain1289d ago

I read that Einstein was not the origin of that quote anyway...

mightylucky1290d ago (Edited 1290d ago )

so they are just trying to pass a law that many other countries already use. big deal lol

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