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Upton Reintroduces 'Video Game Decency Act'

Michigan Republican senator Fred Upton, who was an outspoken proponent of punishing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas developer Rockstar and publishing label Take-Two over the now infamous 'Hot Coffee' controversy, has reintroduced his 'Video Game Decency Act' originally submitted in 2006.

Upton's newly proposed H.R. 1531, titled the 'Video Game Decency Act of 2007', was drafted by Upton in order to "prohibit deceptive acts and practices" on the part of developers and publishers in an effort to benefit from a less restrictive ESRB rating.

The act mirrors similar legislation proposed by the senator in 2006, which, according to a report from gaming legislation news site GamePolitics, expired with the close of the 109th Congress.

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