Utah bill; what it could mean

Justin Kemppainen, Minnesota Games Examiner, writes:

So, by now you may have checked out and seen the latest from Game Politics, and perhaps have noticed that video game legislation is cropping up once more. It is unsurprising that the ultra-conservative Utah is the first to adopt such a strategy.

In case you were unaware or are too lazy to click; the bill, introduced by Jack Thompson, states that penalties would be issued against retailers who have pledged to sell R-rated films and Mature-rated video games to those underage.

This may sound limiting; one might think "well, if they don't make the pledge in the first place, then there's no penalty." However, despite a lack of a repeated public announcement or anything that would really suggest compliance, more retailers than you think have done so.

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