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LA Times: Violent video games: Who controls the joystick?

LA Times writes: "According to a Washington joke, Republicans want to censor sex and Democrats want to censor violence. But a California law forbidding the sale of violent video games to minors was signed by Republican Gov. Arnold "Terminator" Schwarzenegger and defended in court by Democratic Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown. Fortunately, this bipartisan blunder has been undone by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Brown shouldn't risk another embarrassment by taking the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Under the law, signed in 2005, a 4-square-inch label reading "18" would have to be affixed to violent video games. Anyone who sold such a game to a minor could be fined as much as $1,000. The law was challenged in court by video software companies."

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andron6663488d ago

The politicians great sport. Beats doing real work I guess...