Court Strikes Down Violent Game Law

Supreme Court rules 7-2 in favor of the games industry.
      The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the video games industry this morning in a case that called for the ban of violent games to children in the state of California. 

      In a 7-2 decision, the court struck down the proposed law, saying video games fall under First Amendment protection. 

      "Like protected books, plays, and movies, [video games] communicate ideas through familiar literary devices and features distinctive to the medium. And 'the basic principles of freedom of speech . . . do not vary' with a new and different communication medium," said the court. 
       Once again it falls on the shoulders of parents to chose what is appropriate for their children. This means parents must stay up to date and informed in their children's lives and hobbies, something some parents apparently abhor doing.
       Leland Yee, and all others in support of this bill apparently do not believe that parents know how to moderate their child's lives. This may be the case, but more legislature will not solve this issue, only make it worse. This calls for a cultural revolution in parenting, not a restriction of the game industry...

Jamison Stone

Jamison is the Director and Lead Writer of Apotheosis Studios. In addition to his professional career, Jamison is also a Trustee, Committee Chair, and grant writer for the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation, an organization which provides grantmaking programs in education, youth development and early childhood development.