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JT's Bill Passes Utah House

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the truth in advertising law coauthored by erstwhile attorney Jack Thompson has passed the Utah House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin of 70-2. If passed into law this bill would open retailers to civil lawsuits for selling adult-rated media to minors if they advertise they will not do so. The bill will now be voted on by the Utah State Senate.

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22. Re: JT's Bill Passes Utah House Mar 3, 2009, 18:38 Aero
 
American film ratings aren't legal, they're just guidelines set by a private organization.

That is the problem with this law though. The government deciding what is and is not okay for anybody to play/watch/read is bad news. It's also confused because the ratings themselves, like film ratings, are set by a private organization, so it's a corporation deciding what is or is not okay, and the government enforcing it.

To avoid this, game developers could just choose not to have their games classified. Most stores now voluntarily won't sell unrated games, but if it could get them in trouble selling rated games based on their rating, you might possibly just see that happening. Unlikely, but it's a possibility, and illustrates another reason why this law is silly.

I don't disagree with the spirit of it though. I just don't think its the government's job.
 
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