The Ministry of Shadows

Last Five Entries

Gone, But Not Forgotten?
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

What The Internet Will Look Like Under SOPA
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Fearsgiving Week
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Jesus Approves of Waterboarding
Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Beware of Asteroids
Wednesday, Nov. 09, 2011

Resources

FirstGov Portal

Legislative Database


Recommended Reading

Bindyree

Bruce Schneier

James Hudnall

Glenn Greenwald

D-Day

You Are Dumb


All links are current as of the date of publication. All content created by the author is copyrighted 2005-2010, except where held by the owners/publishers of parent works and/or subject materials. Any infringement of another's work is wholly unintentional. If you see something here that is yours, a polite request for removal or credit will be honored.

 

Videogame Injunction

Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 12:06 AM

A California judge has issued a preliminary injunction against AB 450, Assemblyman Leland Yee's bill against violent video games that was signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, due to become law on January 1st.

Citing First Amendment concerns, Judge Ronald Whyte also questioned the research used as the basis of the bill, noting that it did not establish a clear causal relationship, nor did it evaluate the effects of other media towards the same end.

Videogame advocates were quick to praise Judge Whyte's ruling, claiming parental choice and parental control are the solution, not oppressive laws.

Well, gosh golly darnit, how about some choice and control on the production end of things, hmm? As Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was the example which kicked this whole thing off, I maintain that it was grossly negligent to leave unused content on the game disk. I find it difficult to believe that the publisher would not anticipate skilled teenagers being able to compile and access that same content.

This is less about parental guidance than corporate responsibility. Rockstar, and their parent company Take Two Interactive, have failed miserably and refuse to accept responsibility for their actions.



The Ministry has received 0 comment(s) on this topic.