Michigan's Violent Gaming Law

Granholm Signs New Laws to Protect Children from Violent and Sexually-Explicit Video Games (thanks bandersnatch) has word on a new law in Michigan to take effect in December making it illegal to sell Mature or Adult rated video games to children:
LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today signed legislation that that will make the sale or rental of mature or adult-rated video games to children illegal. The new law applies to children age 17 and younger and will take effect on December 1, 2005.

“Making sure that our children are protected is an essential function of government,” Granholm said. “This new common-sense law is one more tool we can provide to help parents protect their children from the effects of violence and graphic adult content.”
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The troubling thing is that this looks good on the cover on the newspapers, but holds no water in the real world.

Parents will still buy games for the underage kids.

On the plus side, it places more of an impetus upon parents to know the law reagrding ratings, and helps weaken those stupid 'GTA taught me how to kill!' type lawsuits.

I've said it like 5 times alread, but America needs to copy the UK/EU ratings system. We have none of this pullaver.

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