Calif video game violence law

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appealed a federal court's
injunction against a law banning violent videogame sales to minors, the
Associated Press reports.
"The law, signed by the governor in 2005, prohibits the sale or rental
of violent video games to anyone under the age of 18 and requires that
such games be clearly labeled. Retailers who violated the act would be
fined up to $1,000 for each violation." The judge had found the law
unconstitutional, saying its definition of violence was too broad and
its supporters had failed to show a clear relationship between
videogame play and children's behavior. "His decision echoed a string
of rulings in other states where similar laws were blocked by
challenges by video game industry groups," the AP added.

 


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