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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Jan 29, 2009, 07:03
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Yeah in the name of 'protecting the children' much can be justified.

What makes it seem hypocritical is the fact how much of what they seek to stop in electronic gaming is seen on TV and deemed appropriate.

censorship is forbidding something from sale. This is preventing its sale to kids.

Preventing it from sale to kids is censorship. It isn't outlawed or prohibited, just censored.

From wiki:

Censorship is the suppression of speech or deletion of communicative material which may be considered objectionable, harmful or sensitive, as determined by a censor.

Looks like this is censorship to me. Or maybe taken from the other perspective, this law restricts freedoms of minors.

I don't necessarily disagree with this law, surprisingly. But I don't think its going to solve or fix anything either. I think violence (and other forms of suffering) is deeply very rooted in our society. These are politicians and activists grandstanding to get attention and recognition, many of whom are deluded to think this type of action will bring positive change.

Humans are a dangerously insane and very sick species. That's not a judgment. Ifs a fact. --Eckhart Tolle

This comment was edited on Jan 29, 2009, 07:17.
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