Explicit Video Games
May Become Illegal
(thanks theAntiELVIS) is a story (not too surprisingly
illustrated by a GTA3 screenshot) with more details on the proposal by Rep. Joe
Baca (D-California) about H.R. 4645 (story
), his bill that
proposes to "punish retailers who fail to enforce the video games' ratings
system — slapping them with fines ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 and possible
jail time for the third offense." The article offers quotes on both sides
of the issue, including IDSA president Doug Lowenstein calling the proposed
legislation "unconstitutional," going on to say that kids who get
their hands on "M" rated games usually do so with their parents'
knowledge. The article is uncertain about the chances that this will be
ratified: "Baca has rallied 34 members of the House of Representatives to
sign the legislation he introduced. But the bill's future is far from clear."
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