Supreme court rules in favour of video games in California

Posted By | On 27th, Jun. 2011

A six-year legal war between the games industry and the California lawmakers was being waged over the right for Californian game stores to legally sell violent games to minors.

The supreme court have ruled in favour of the game’s industry regarding the matter, claiming that the law would go against the first ammendment.

The case was The State of California vs. The Entertainment Merchants Association and the Entertainment Software Association, and Justice Antonin Scalia voted in favour of the ESA in a 7-2 ruling.

We could ramble on about the effects of violent media on youngster to the bitter end, but the important thing is that supreme court has recognised that games are an important medium withthe same rights to protection under the first ammendment as films and books.

Score one to us.

Thanks to Kotaku for the info.


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