NY Games Bill

GamePolitics has word on a proposed bill in New York State to protect minors from any game that "glamorizes... the commission of a violent crime, suicide, sodomy, rape, incest, bestiality, or sado-masochism." If passed, the bill would require such games to carry warning labels, be kept sealed from general customer access, and be available for parents to examine. The article points out the bill's vague language (in particular the use of the term "glamorizes") and conflicts with the US Constitution make it unlikely that this will end up sticking as a law as currently written.
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Re: NY Games Bill
Jan 29, 2009, 06:54
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Re: NY Games Bill Jan 29, 2009, 06:54
Jan 29, 2009, 06:54
 
I think enforced age ratings for games are a good idea, just like they are for films, but the wording of this is just scaremongering at it's finest. I mean what games contain even a hint of sodomy, rape, incest, bestiality, or sado-masochism anyway?
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Jan 29, 2009, 06:35
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Re: NY Games Bill Jan 29, 2009, 06:35
Jan 29, 2009, 06:35
 
censorship is forbidding something from sale. This is preventing its sale to kids.
I guess you think hardcore porn and assault weapons should be sold to 9 year olds too, because otherwise its censorship right?
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Jan 29, 2009, 06:22
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Jan 29, 2009, 06:22
 
Censorship at its finest.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
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